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

10 LA Sheriff officials relieved of duty amid inmate abuse allegations

The move comes amid increased scrutiny of LA County's troubled jail system.

Spike in LAPD officer-involved shootings this year

The number peaked this week - a violent one where law enforcement officers at agencies across Los Angeles County fatally shot six people by Friday afternoon.

Mid-Wilshire police shooting: Suspect in struggle for Taser dies

The suspect, a 38-year-old Caucasian male, has been identified, but his name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, according to the Los Angeles coroner's office.

Man critical after being shot by police in Mid-Wilshire

An officer investigating vandalism in Mid-Wilshire shot a man with a skateboard after a struggle. A neighbor said he witnessed the shooting and thought it was excessive.

Crime in LA up, Beck says it's too early to know why

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says shorter prison sentences and increases in homelessness and gang activity are possible reasons for the surge in 2015's first six months.

Los Feliz LAPD shooting: Family ‘hoping for miracle’

Walter DeLeon remains in critical condition more than two weeks after being shot in the head by an LAPD officer. The agency won't name the shooter's partner.

LAPD to retrain all officers in 'de-escalation'

In light of public concern over police shootings, all 10,000 officers will be trained on de-escalating confrontations and approaching the mentally ill.

Ryu sworn in as first Korean-American LA City Council member

David Ryu is only the second Asian-American ever to serve on the Los Angeles City Council. He will replace termed-out former Councilman Tom LaBonge.

Supporters rally for unarmed man shot by police in Los Feliz

Walter William DeLeon was shot and critically wounded by an LAPD officer along Los Feliz Boulevard June 19. His family has called the shooting unjustified.

LA Sheriff Scandal: Tanaka says he was following Baca’s orders

The plot thickens in the federal investigation into LA County jails, with the once powerful former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka blaming his old boss for any wrongdoing.

Los Angeles sheriff's deputies found guilty in jail beating

A federal jury found two deputies and a sergeant guilty on Wednesday in the 2011 beating of Gabriel Carrillo.

Unarmed man in Los Feliz shooting ID'd; Officer was transfer from General Services

Walter DeLeon, 48, was critically injured after he was shot in the head by police on Los Feliz Boulevard. The officer who fired at him previously worked as an officer for the city’s General Services Department, police said.

Could LAPD 'partnership' policing have prevented Ezell Ford shooting?

The LAPD's Community Safety Partnershp in the Watts housing projects have officers committing to five years of walking foot beats and building relationships.

Senate confirms Decker as US Attorney in LA

Eileen Decker will oversee all federal prosecutions for a wide swath of Southern California, including investigations into corruption at L.A. County jails and potential criminal wrongdoing over L.A. schools' iPad contract.

Ezell Ford: Ruling, reaction to police shooting shows why LA isn't Ferguson

An LA police commission ruling in the shooting of an unarmed mentally ill black man was a mixed finding, and the muted reaction to it underscores how LA differs from other cities.