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
Eileen Decker will oversee all federal prosecutions for a wide swath of Southern California, including investigations into corruption at L.A. County jails and potential criminal wrongdoing over L.A. schools' iPad contract.
An LA police commission ruling in the shooting of an unarmed mentally ill black man was a mixed finding, and the muted reaction to it underscores how LA differs from other cities.
The mother of an unarmed man shot and killed by LAPD officers is relieved one of the officers' actions were found to be improper and now calls on the District Attorney to file charges.
Unconfirmed reports surfaced Friday that two LAPD officers would be cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, mentally ill black man in South L.A.
Many agencies refuse to report such information, leaving an incomplete picture of police killings around the country.
The division is expanding in response to a spike in crime. In this unit, cops don't answer calls for help — they roll around looking for suspicious activity.
LAPD investigators said they believed the assaults took place on and off campus, dating back to the end of 2013.
The study by the Public Policy Institute of California looks at the effect of locking up criminals for shorter periods of time.
Amid a growing national debate about police misconduct, a Century City lawyer is looking for investors in police abuse lawsuits.
Amid a roiling debate about policing in America, the LAPD makes a small return to the oldest form of policing: walking the beat.
Paul Tanaka, who once ran operations at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, "perpetuated a gang-like mentality among some in rank and file," an FBI official said.
A biennial count report due out Monday is expected to show a rise in the homeless in Venice, where an unarmed homeless man was killed by police this week.
A standing-room-only crowd of Venice residents vented over the police shooting of Brandon Glenn, 29, an unarmed homeless African-American man.
There were several officer-involved shootings in the L.A. area Tuesday, resulting in two suspect fatalities and one suspect being hospitalized in critical condition.
A ride to the police station or jail can involve being thrown around in the back seat of a police car, according to some activists.