Robert Faturechi is based in Silicon Valley, where he covers technology with a focus on law enforcement, cybersecurity and privacy. He previously covered the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Since joining The Times in 2009, he has reported on inmate abuse in the local jails, secret police cliques, the hiring of problem cops and law enforcement cronyism. Occasionally, he also writes about Los Angeles’ Iranian émigré community. Robert graduated from UCLA in 2008.