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

Police Commission holds hearing on LAPD-ICE cooperation

The commission hopes to allay fears the LAPD is working with federal immigration authorities. Some advocates say the department remains too close to ICE.

Sadness, frustration — reactions to Baca's prison sentence

A federal judge sentenced former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to three years in prison in the jail abuse scandal. The sentence is less than federal guidelines recommend but more than what prosecutors sought.

Former Sheriff Baca sentenced to 3 years in prison

Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, 74, will serve three years in federal prison following his conviction in March for obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying.

Bail system decried in ACLU report, but big insurers behind it

The report says insurers reap big profits while assuming very little risk for the $14 billion in bonds issued in the U.S. each year.

Black Lives Matter activist sues LAPD and city of LA

Activist Greg Akili claims officers wrongfully arrested him while he exercised his right to free speech by "upsetting and disrupting" a police commission meeting.

LAPD audit finds general compliance with body, dash cams

Still, more than 20 percent of officers in the West Bureau are not following all rules regarding the cameras, from uploading video to turning them on when required.

LA's Measure C upends politics around police discipline

The measure on the May 16 L.A. city ballot would allow an LAPD officer accused of major misconduct to ask that his case be heard by an all-civilian panel.

Inside a Loyola innocence project success

The law school's team had a remarkable four-week run between March and April, securing the release of three wrongly convicted men. We dissect one of the cases.

AirTalk’s LA Riots special: What happened 25 years ago

AirTalk listeners: Call in with your memories of the LA Riots that took place 25 years ago.

Deaths, 'self-inflicted violence' up in LA County jails

L.A. County's inspector general tells the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission that jail inmates appear to be harming themselves more often lately.

Loyola’s Project for the Innocent scores another win

For the third time in a month, the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent has secured the release of a man it argued was wrongfully convicted.

5 things about the LAPD’s new de-escalation policy

The new policy requires LAPD cops to try a series de-escalation tactics, when possible, to try to avoid shooting people.

LAPD expected to adopt new ‘use-of-force’ policy

In an effort to reduce the number of officer involved shootings, LAPD is expected to roll out new "use-of-force" policies. KPCC's Frank Stoltze joins Take Two

LA Sheriff calls Antelope Valley federal deal 'beneficial'

The agreement compels the Sheriff's Department to implement a wide range of reforms. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of all such agreements.

LA Sheriff's Antelope Valley settlement agreement in AG's crosshairs

A 2015 agreement was designed to reform deputies' behavior after the Justice Department found they had engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional misconduct.