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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
Healthy food is harder to find in poor and mostly minority neighborhoods than in more affluent white neighborhoods, according to a study published in the American Journal of Health. USC Professor David Sloane participated in the report.
Just weeks after the LAPD approves a new policy on firing at moving vehicles, a 20-year-old robbery suspect is shot by officers after he backs a car toward them at the end of a pursuit. LAPD Sgt. Catherine Plows talks about the incident.
LA Mayor Jim Hahn and challenger Antonio Villaraigosa confront each other on ethics and leadership in their first one-on-one debate since the primary.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is endorsing Antonio Villaraigosa in the LA mayoral runoff election over incumbent Jim Hahn. Waters supported Hahn in 2001.
15-year old Deliesh Allen remains in a coma after being shot in the head outside Locke High School in South LA. Allen's aunt spoke out for the first time about the tragedy.
The California NAACP holds a hearing on police abuse of African Americans in the wake of several high profile incidents, including the violent arrest of Stanley Miller and the Devin Brown shooting.
In a move that was highly expected, State Treasurer Phil Angelides announces he'll challenge Governor Schwarzenegger in next year's gubernatorial election.
Supporters of incumbent Jim Hahn were anxious as they awaited the results of the LA mayoral primary. Early returns showed Hahn with a comfortable lead over former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg.
Mayor Jim Hahn faces four key challengers in his battle for re-election to a second term. Hahn is in danger of being the first LA mayor to be voted out of office in 30 years.
Following an LA mayoral debate, the candidates react to the new LA Times poll.
The latest record storm to hit Southern California is making already saturated hillsides more unstable. In Silver Lake, a mudslide over the weekend brought down a house and forced evacuations.
Los Angeles Police Commission members came to an impasse over the wording of a new policy which would limit when officers can fire at moving vehicles.
The officer-involved shooting of 13-year old Devin Brown has produced an array of reactions from African Americans in Leimert Park.
The LA County Council voted against putting a measure on the May ballot that would hike the city's sales tax by a half cent to fund more police officers.
About 75 residents and community leaders voiced their anger at a meeting of the LA Police Commission over the officer-involved shooting of 13-year old Devin Brown.