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

Villaraigosa Prepares for Mayoral Ascension

As Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa gets ready to be inaugurated Friday, his colleagues look back on his career.

Assembly Debates Assisted Suicide Bill

Van Nuys Assemblyman Lloyd Levine talks about the bill he authored which would allow doctors to help people end their lives if they were mentally competent and had six or fewer months to live.

Lakers Hope to Rebound with Phil Jackson

The Los Angeles Lakers have rehired Phil Jackson as coach in the hopes that he'll turn the team around after a losing season.

Jackson Fans, Opponents Sound Off on Verdict

KPCC's Frank Stoltze gathered the sounds as a jury found Michael Jackson not guilty on all charges related to the pop star's child molestation trial.

Local Police Agencies Step up Enforcement of Illegal Immigration Policies

Local police agencies plan to work with federal agents to catch illegal immigrants. Critics fear the plan will stop immigrants from reporting crimes.

Ludlow Accepts Job as Labor Federation Head

Martin Ludlow will resign his seat on the Los Angeles City Council after being picked by the LA County Federation of Labor to succeed Miguel Contreras.

Ludlow Expected to Get Top Job at Labor Federation

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor is expected to pick LA City Councilman Martin Ludlow to succeed Miguel Contreras, who died last month.

LAPD Adds Cameras to Watch You

Cameras go up in the Fashion District, watching as people come and go.

State Officials Hold Meeting on Korean-American Scams

Officials with the California Department of Corporations meet with Koreatown community leaders to talk about recent financial scams that have targeted Korean-Americans.

LA Mayor-Elect Villaraigosa Unveils Transition Team

Former Assembly speaker Bob Hertzberg will chair the 82-member transition team that includes leaders from business, labor, education, religion and the arts.

Federal Aviation Officials Approve LAX Master Plan

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the $11 billion plan to modernize LAX. The approval marks the final regulatory hurdle, but the controversial plan still faces challenges.

Student Journalists Charge Censorship in Lawsuit

Members of the East Bakersfield High School newspaper have sued their principal for pulling a story about gay students. The principal maintains he was worried about student safety.

Hahn Retires From Politics Following Election Loss

Outgoing LA mayor Jim Hahn announces he is giving up public life following his loss to Antonio Villaraigosa in the mayoral runoff election.

Hahn Loses First Citywide Election

Antonio Villaraigosa's victory in the LA mayoral runoff election ends nearly a quarter century in public office for Jim Hahn.

Federal Judge Decries Conditions Inside Men's Central Jail

A federal judge in Los Angeles is asking the county to come up with a plan to improve conditions inside Men's Central jail after visiting the facility earlier this week.