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

Blue Ribbon Panel Pitches Supervisors On Alternatives To Incarceration

A blue-ribbon panel Tuesday pitched the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on an ambitious overhaul of the county's criminal justice system that would focus on alternatives to incarceration.

CA Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Can Police Share Problem Officers' Names With DAs?

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that weighs whether the L.A. County Sheriff can share with the District Attorney a list of the names of deputies who may have credibility issues if they testify in court.

The California Supreme Court Takes Up The ‘Brady List’ Case

The California Supreme Court Wednesday hears oral arguments in what could be a landmark police transparency case: The justices are weighing whether the L.A. County Sheriff's Department can share the names of deputies who might have credibility problems with the District Attorney.

Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know

The LAPD says at least one officer has tested positive for Salmonella Typhi — the bacteria that causes typhoid fever, though the officer does not have typhoid fever itself.

Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know

The LAPD says at least one officer has tested positive for Salmonella Typhi — the bacteria that causes typhoid fever. The officer, who does not have typhoid fever itself, is a detective assigned to the Central Division located on Skid Row, the department said.

LA Sheriff's Deputies Say Violence, Harassment And Bullying Ongoing At East LA Station

Seven L.A. County Sheriff's deputies say the department has failed to address the violence, harassment and bullying they formally alleged nearly three months ago by a gang-like clique of their colleagues at the East L.A. Station.

Sheriff's Deputies Say Violence, Harassment And Bullying Ongoing At East LA Station

"They should have cleared out the whole station and started over."

CA On The Verge Of Toughening Standard For Police Shootings

State lawmakers are on the verge of passing a bill that would toughen the standard for when police can use deadly force.

Jury Clears LAPD In Death Of Man Who Choked On Heroin

A federal jury has decided that five LAPD officers are not liable for the death of a man who tried to swallow a large bindle of heroin during a strip search, rejecting his family's claim that the police used excessive force.

LA supes move towards ending cash bail

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors took a step Tuesday towards ending the requirement that people hand over cash before being released from jail.

LA police union backs state bill that would boost training on dealing with mentally ill

This story aired on March 14, 2019.

Seven LA Sheriff's deputies claim 'Banditos' deputies gang harassed, attacked them

This story aired on March 8, 2019.

Villanueva set for tense meeting with civilian oversight panel

This story aired on Monday, March 25, 2019.

LA Sheriff's oversight panel orders inquiry into secretive deputy cliques

The L.A. County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Tuesday ordered the County's Inspector General to investigate the secretive and sometimes violent deputy cliques that operate inside the Sheriff's Department.

Does the First Amendment protect sheriff's deputy cliques and tattoos from scrutiny?

On Tuesday the L.A. Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission takes up the issue of secretive and sometimes violent deputy cliques inside the department – and the tattoos that identify the cliques' members. One of the commissioners -- a Loyola Law school professor - is challenging the county's long-held legal position that deputy cliques and tattoos are protected under the First Amendment.