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Southern California has a long and troubled history when it comes to policing. I explore a continuing disconnect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, look at when reforms have worked and where and why tensions remain. I'm always examining whether justice is being served.
Stories by Frank Stoltze
Diagrams from the autopsy report indicate that Anthony Vargas was shot 13 times from behind.
A blue ribbon panel says L.A. County should create an independent commission to oversee its long-troubled Probation Department. KPCC’s Frank Stoltze discusses what he says would be a significant development.
Police Tuesday arrested a suspect who allegedly shot an off-duty sheriff's deputy in the head Monday, and they now believe he fatally shot another man less than an hour earlier.
A blue-ribbon panel Tuesday pitched the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on an ambitious overhaul of the county's criminal justice system that would focus on alternatives to incarceration.
The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that weighs whether the L.A. County Sheriff can share with the District Attorney a list of the names of deputies who may have credibility issues if they testify in court.
The California Supreme Court Wednesday hears oral arguments in what could be a landmark police transparency case: The justices are weighing whether the L.A. County Sheriff's Department can share the names of deputies who might have credibility problems with the District Attorney.
The LAPD says at least one officer has tested positive for Salmonella Typhi — the bacteria that causes typhoid fever, though the officer does not have typhoid fever itself.
The LAPD says at least one officer has tested positive for Salmonella Typhi — the bacteria that causes typhoid fever. The officer, who does not have typhoid fever itself, is a detective assigned to the Central Division located on Skid Row, the department said.
Seven L.A. County Sheriff's deputies say the department has failed to address the violence, harassment and bullying they formally alleged nearly three months ago by a gang-like clique of their colleagues at the East L.A. Station.
"They should have cleared out the whole station and started over."
State lawmakers are on the verge of passing a bill that would toughen the standard for when police can use deadly force.
A federal jury has decided that five LAPD officers are not liable for the death of a man who tried to swallow a large bindle of heroin during a strip search, rejecting his family's claim that the police used excessive force.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors took a step Tuesday towards ending the requirement that people hand over cash before being released from jail.
This story aired on March 14, 2019.
This story aired on March 8, 2019.