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
California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he’s suing eight current and former Bell city officials whose big salaries set off angry protests.
Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown Tuesday released his first attack ad against Republican rival Meg Whitman in a tight race that's gaining in intensity. The ad responds to Whitman’s television commercial featuring former President Bill Clinton criticizing Brown during the 1992 Democratic presidential primary. Clinton, meantime, endorsed Brown on Tuesday.
Southern California law enforcement officials Tuesday unveiled a new database designed to help them better understand the neighborhoods they police. It's believed to be a first-of-its kind system.
The federal government Monday sued the city of Walnut, alleging that the San Gabriel Valley city engaged in religious discrimination when it denied a land use permit for a Buddhist temple.
A Los Angeles jury on Monday begins considering whether to recommend the death penalty for a Latino gang member involved in the racially motivated murder of a black girl four years ago.
Los Angeles County is opening a new courtroom to handle certain criminal cases that involve military veterans.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Friday came under fire for praising the officer who fatally shot a Guatemalan day laborer on Sunday.
A Los Angeles jury Thursday convicted a 22-year-old Latino gang member in the racially motivated killing of a black girl in 2006.
At least 100 protesters angry over the police killing of a Guatemalan day laborer faced off with police Tuesday night. Officers fired tear gas to disperse crowds in front of the LAPD's Rampart Division headquarters just west of downtown.
In a statement released by the Republican Party Monday, State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner endorsed fellow Republican Meg Whitman for governor.
The LAPD’s sending a growing numbers of officers home as it continues to contend with cutbacks in overtime hours.
Los Angeles police Thursday said they’re learning more about two mummified infants discovered in a trunk in a MacArthur Park basement last month. Police believe the remains are from the 1930s.
A federal judge Thursday sentenced the former head of one of L.A.’s most powerful labor unions to prison for fraud.
Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina traded jabs and offered differing views on how to create jobs during their one and only scheduled debate Wednesday night. Polls show the two locked in a tight race.
California state attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown Tuesday touted what he called a “major takedown” of key members of the Nuestra Familia prison gang.