Frank Stoltze Correspondent
Frank Stoltze is an award-winning correspondent who currently covers criminal justice and public safety issues for KPCC.
Frank reports on racial bias, community policing, gangs, the use of force, technology, and generally what works and what doesn’t at law enforcement agencies in the region.
Over more than two decades in Southern California, Frank has covered L.A. City Hall, national political conventions and all manner of breaking news – from the Rodney King riots to wildfires, earthquakes and the death of Michael Jackson. His awards include Golden Mikes for coverage of Skid Row and a documentary on the historic recall of California Governor Gray Davis.
Frank was named a Distinguished Journalist by the L.A. Society of Professional Journalists and was twice awarded Radio Journalist of the Year by the L.A. Press Club. He was a Guggenheim Fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Center on Media, Crime and Justice and USC’s Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism.
After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Frank first reported for radio in San Luis Obispo, covering the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. He is a contributor to NPR, the BBC, The Takeaway and The California Report. Frank is based at KPCC’s downtown bureau, a stone's throw from Central Market tortas.
Stories by Frank Stoltze
The commissioner of the CHP says he was shocked and concerned by video of one of his officers repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of an L.A. freeway.
Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are locked in hotly contested race that's expected to draw big money from super PACs in the November runoff.
The deal beefs up the overtime budget, but critics say Los Angeles can ill-afford to do so when it can't fill potholes.
Now that Bobby Shriver has accepted spending limits, so-called independent expenditure committees could play a major role in the race.
It's an example of how Los Angeles' mayor reaches outside of government to get help with the city's problems, a change from his predecessor.
Marijuana legalization advocates were hoping to follow Colorado and Washington, which legalized weed last year.
The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles already has raised more than $2 million, with "substantial commitments" for more, according to Garcetti spokesman Jeff Millman.
The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. How will this affect L.A.?
Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka tells a jury he never ordered deputies to hide an FBI informant, but agreed with their actions.
Mental health care in Los Angeles County jails is so inadequate that it's unconstitutional, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
Fernando Guerra is fed up with low voter turnout and pushed a radical proposal to increase turnout: everybody who casts a ballot would be eligible to win a million dollars!
A brother and nephew of suspended State Senator Ron Calderon were both on Tuesday's ballot, but neither fared very well. Ian Calderon denied his uncle's woes affected him.
Many of L.A.'s prospective sheriffs agree on key issues, but there are important differences that voters should consider in the first open race for the position in nearly a century.
The third district on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors includes Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and most of the San Fernando Valley.
Bobby Shriver, Sheila Kuehl and John Duran — all Democrats in the race to represent the 3rd district — all argued during a debate that their resume makes them best qualified.