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

Videos shot by Mandoyan's accuser are released

This story aired on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

Villanueva wins round in court fight over rehiring of deputy

This story aired on March 6, 2019.

LA Sheriff, supes square off in court tomorrow

This story aired on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

LA County still has work to do to provide adequate care to mentally ill inmates

A federal monitor says L.A. County still faces "significant challenges" in providing adequate care to its more than 5,000 mentally ill jail inmates.

LA Sheriff says he's on track to more than double the number of new recruits

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says the department is on track to more than double the number of new recruits this year.

Some on oversight panel question impact of LA sheriff's plan to kick ICE out of the jails

Some members of the L.A. Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission are calling Sheriff Alex Villanueva's policy of kicking ICE out of the jails nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

LA supes vote to replace Men's Central Jail with psychiatric hospital

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to tear down the dilapidated Men's Central Jail - but the board abandoned a plan to replace it with a jail for people with mental health problems. Instead, the board voted to use the $2 billion budgeted for the project to build a psychiatric hospital, winning mixed reviews from advocates for the mentally ill.

Former Sheriff Baca one step closer to prison

Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is one step closer to going to prison after a three-judge appeals panel rejected his appeal of his conviction on charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.

LA supes to take up issue of what to do with Men's Central Jail

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday takes up one of the most pressing questions in the criminal justice system: What to do with the more than five-thousand mentally ill inmates in jail.

Oversight Commission presses Villanueva on deputy rehires

This story aired on Jan. 22, 2019.

Villanueva to kick ICE out of the jails, but transfers to ICE will continue

This story aired on Jan. 30, 2019.

LA supes poised to consider plan to replace Men's Central Jail with mental health jail

This story aired on Feb. 11, 2019.

Does Sheriff Villanueva want to change policy on handling jail inmates?

This story aired on Feb. 1, 2019.

Villanueva says he's cut the number of crimes that make inmates eligible for transfer to ICE

This story aired on Feb. 15, 2019.

Civil rights activist worried by increase in terminated LA Sheriff Dept. misconduct probes

Longtime L.A. civil rights activist and police reformer Connie Rice is concerned that the sharp increase in the number of internal misconduct investigations being short-circuited at the sheriff's department is a sign of a "rogue policing culture."