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
Councilman Jose Huizar, a powerful downtown power broker, faces challenger Gloria Molina, an icon in LA Latino politics.The council primary is March 3.
A settlement approved by the county Tuesday calls for additional reforms to end what critics call a culture of abuse inside L.A. county jails.
The newly configured Board of Supervisors decides to fire one headhunter and find another in its search for someone to lead child protection in LA County.
In a recent report, the police commission rejected officers’ arguments that they feared for their safety following a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash late last year.
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra concedes to challenger Patty Lopez. The Democrat vs. Democrat contest turned into one of the hottest races in California.
President Obama has selected Edward R. Roybal to receive the nation's highest civilian honor. Roybal, who died in 2005, was a role mode in Latino politics.
L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey has said diverting more mentally ill people from jail into treatment is a top priority. Her report suggests a new strategy.
Jim McDonnell will take the helm of a massive agency facing multiple federal investigations. We take a look at the greatest challenges he faces as he takes office next month.
Democrats won outright or were poised to win highly contested Southern California seats. Still, retirements and redistricting mean a flotilla of freshmen are headed to Capitol Hill.
Labor unions helped retired state legislator Sheila Kuehl best Bobby Shriver to win a seat on the powerful Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.
Election 2014: At Encino debate, Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver discuss accountability on the powerful L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Two political ads by Bobby Shriver deserve a closer look. One could easily mislead readers. The other overstates Sheila Kuehl's role in the state Legislature.
Election 2014: During a weekend forum, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell reiterated his support for a Sheriff's oversight panel. Paul Tanaka did not attend.
The August 11 shooting of Ezell Ford in South LA triggered numerous protests and comparisons to the police killing of Michael Brown in Missouri.
The increase in use of force by LA County deputies against inmates comes as the agency seeks to transform itself amid multiple federal investigations into corruption and civil rights violations.