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Public Safety Correspondent
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
Compton residents express anger while community leaders call for an outside investigation after LA County Sheriff's deputies fire 120 shots at an unarmed man following a pursuit.
Crime is consistently rated as the issue that matters most to LA voters, but both mayoral candidates differ on how to deal with the problem.
With a record number of ballot initiatives circulating in California, it's up to signature gatherers like Dave Leach to make sure they get the attention of the voters.
The Los Angeles Unified School District beefs up police presence on its campuses following an email rumor about racial violence against black students on Cinco De Mayo.
CHP officials are downplaying the recent incidents of car-to-car shootings on Southern California freeways. Four people have been killed and four others wounded since March.
Mayor Jim Hahn defends his record in Koreatown while challenger Antonio Villaraigosa promises to work for all groups in a debate sponsored by the Korean American Political Empowerment Movement.
Mayoral challenger Antonio Villaraigosa and Mayor Jim Hahn react to an LA Times poll of likely voters which shows Villaraigosa with 18 point lead over Hahn.
LA County Supervisors order County Health Director Dr. Thomas Garthwaite to take action following reports that medical lapses caused two more deaths at King/Drew Medical Center.
Incumbent Jim Hahn and LA mayoral challenger Antonio Villaraigosa traded charges in a debate at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park.
Leaders of LA's Central American community hold a news conference to protest the Los Angeles Police Department's plan to start enforcing federal immigration laws.
Hollywood celebrities, civil rights activists and former clients gathered at the West Los Angeles Cathedral for the funeral of Johnnie Cochran. The defense attorney died March 29 at the age of 67.
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says his office has settled most of the lawsuits and claims filed by victims of the Rampart police corruption scandal.
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.