Frank Stoltze

Public Safety Correspondent

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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

Spanish-Language Radio Enters the Political Arena

Spanish-language radio is taking on something new these days - politics. Latino DJ's recently played a key role in drawing hundreds of thousands of people out to protest an immigration reform bill before Congress.

Gang Summit Calls For New Solutions

The National Conference of Mayors sponsored a gang summit in downtown LA. Three-dozen mayors heard from gang experts, and wrestled with how to control a growing problem in cities around the country.

March Organizers Plan More Protests

Organizers of last Saturday's massive immigrant rights demonstration in downtown LA are planning a one-day boycott.

UC Pulls Investments from Sudan

The University of California has joined a growing number of US colleges that have pulled their investments out of Sudan, where ethnic violence has left at least 100,000 people dead.

Trial Begins for Leaders of Violent Prison Gang

Four members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang are on trial in Santa Ana, accused of orchestrating the murders or attempted murders of 15 inmates over the past three decades.

LA Puts $50 Million Toward Affordable Housing

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced $50 million in funding for affordable housing projects across the city. It's the largest one-time commitment from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.

LAPD Chief Wants Another Eye on Cops

LA Police Chief Bill Bratton and others in the department are pushing to put cameras in police cars, but cost could be a stumbling block.

Mental Health Care for the Poor

The Venice Family Clinic provides therapy and psychiatric help to the poor, who often have trouble finding good mental health care.

Memorial Service Held for Eminent LA Times Publisher

Family and friends remembered former Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler as a giant in journalism at a memorial service in Pasadena. Chandler died last week at the age of 78.

South Central Farmers Get Eviction Notice

A group of farmers have until Tuesday to get off a 14-acre plot of land that has served as one of the nation's largest urban farms. The developer who owns the land wants to build a warehouse.

Former Cops Are Indicted in Robberies

A federal grand jury has indicted a group of rogue cops and others in a string of home invasion robberies.

Cardinal Mahony Targets Immigration Policies

Cardinal Roger Mahony jumped into the center of the immigration debate on Ash Wednesday. He's speaking out against pending legislation he fears would require priests to ask immigrants for legal documentation before providing assistance.

Unprovoked Shootings Spark Calls for Help by Police

LAPD officials say there's been a spate of unprovoked shootings at cops and they're asking the public for help in catching the shooters.

LA County Labor Head Resigns Amid Probe

LA County Federation of Labor chief Martin Ludlow stepped down yesterday in response to allegations that he he knowingly took illegal political donations during his successful run for City Council in 2003.

Powerful Labor Leader May Resign

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor head Martin Ludlow is reportedly facing criminal charges and may step down.