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
Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner took a few swings at each other on the opening night of the California Republican Convention in Santa Clara last night. The two candidates are locked in battle for the party’s nomination for governor.
California Republicans gather in Santa Clara this weekend for their semi-annual state convention. It’s their last meeting before the June primary, when Republicans decide on who they’ll run for governor against state Attorney General Jerry Brown.
The Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee holds a meeting in East L.A. Monday night to seek suggestions on how the city should address its gaping budget deficit.
Jerry Brown is a student, of sorts, of philosophy.
The former inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Commission took the oath Thursday as the federal government’s top prosecutor in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reopened its East L.A. shooting range Wednesday, after it fixed a problem with ricocheting bullets.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday he'll release jail inmates earlier than planned to help the county address a $400 million budget shortfall.
Jerry Brown - an icon in Democratic Party politics who already served as governor from 1975 until 1983 - wants his old job back. He says he has the experience and know-how to end partisan bickering.
State Attorney General Jerry Brown is expected to formally announce Tuesday that he’s running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor. For months, he’s been raising money for the campaign.
The political campaign of former Hewlett Packard chief Carly Fiorina Thursday accused former Congressman Tom Campbell of being hostile to the state of Israel. Both seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, along with State Senator Chuck DeVore of Irvine.
In a move that will likely cost the city of Los Angeles millions of dollars, Standard & Poors downgraded the city's credit rating to AA-.
The Los Angeles City Council moved Thursday moved to address a deepening budget crisis by eliminating 4,000 city jobs by July 1. The decision could result in thousands of layoffs.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer made it official Thursday — she’s running for re-election. Boxer filed her candidate papers in Riverside, near one of her homes in Rancho Mirage.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca wants his deputies to show more caution when pursuing suspects. The new policy follows a series of incidents in which deputies shot and killed unarmed suspects.
Congresswoman Diane Watson of Los Angeles today said she won’t seek re-election this year because she wants to spend more time with her 100-year-old mother.