Frank Stoltze

Correspondent

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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

Local Peace Delegation Delivers Humanitarian Aid To Iraq

Members of Code Pink, a women's peace group, join a delegation traveling to the Mideast. The group will donate medical supplies to Iraqi refugees.

LA Mayoral Candidates Take on The Environment

The five candidates for Los Angeles mayor mix it up over environmental issues in the second debate.

LA Mayor Speaks to Valley Secessionists

Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn, an opponent of San Fernando Valley secession, attends the monthly meeting of Valley Vote, a pro-Valley secession group.

ACLU Challenges the Three Strikes Law

The American Civil Liberties Union says a 225-year prison sentence for a man convicted of a string of burglaries is cruel and unusual punishment. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will rule on the matter in three to six months.

ACLU Files Suit Challenging Prop 69

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal class action lawsuit, challenging parts of the voter-approved measure that allows police to take DNA from convicted felons and, eventually, people arrested for a felony.

LA Mayoral Challengers Hold First Debate

The first LA mayoral debate features some tense moments as LA Mayor Jim Hahn faces the four men who want his job.

So Cal Economy on the Upswing

At a conference sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments, top economists discuss ways to improve the long-term outlook for the region.

Audit Accuses PR Firm of Bilking DWP

LA's City Controller Laura Chick has released an audit claiming public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard overbilled the Department of Water and Power by $4.2 million.

Hostage-Taker Shot Outside Mexican Consulate

Los Angeles police shoot an armed man outside the Mexican Consulate as he holds a pregnant woman hostage.

An Inside Look at Measure A

A cop on the beat, politicians and ordinary citizens give their viewpoints on the Los Angeles County measure.

Proposition 69 on the Nov. 2nd California Ballot

Proposition 69 would eventually require the collection of DNA from everyone arrested for a felony. Law enforcement praises it, civil libertarians oppose it

Finding a Place in Church for Black Gay Christians

Gay and lesbian African-American Christians from around the country gather in Los Angeles to talk about their status in society.

Bratton Faces Angry Questions from Homeless

LAPD Chief William Bratton fields tough questions from homeless people at a forum near downtown LA.

Voter Registration on Skid Row

Community activists hit LA's skid row to sign up the homeless to vote.

Raids on Graffiti Taggers

LA County law enforcement agencies have been raiding dozens of homes of convicted graffiti taggers as part of a crackdown on the practice.