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

In race to replace Yaroslavsky, Greuel is out, Shriver is in

With Wendy Greuel deciding against a run, the battle could be between two Westside liberals, Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl, for the LA County supervisor seat.

What does Baca's resignation mean for his former undersheriff?

You'd think Paul Tanaka's chances to become sheriff would improve, now that his one-time boss is no longer running for re-election. That's not necessarily true.

As Baca withdraws, his possible successors line up

With the L.A. County Sheriff's sudden decision to retire, declared candidates prep for the fight while others consider a run in the June primary.

Update: Sheriff Baca to retire; LAPD deputy chief considering run

Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to retire at the end of the month at a press conference Tuesday morning.

PHOTOS: LA County Sheriffs through the years

Commentator Marc Haefele considers Sheriff Baca's odd and sudden departure, and we look at other colorful sheriffs in LA County's past.

Memo raises questions about MWD headquarters' seismic fitness

A consultant cites a "potential" for "collapse" in a major quake. MWD insists the $100 million building is safe, and says the consultant used outdated computer models.

Guillermo Cespedes, LA anti-gang czar, takes strategy to Central America

Guillermo Cespedes' last day in L.A.'s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development is Thursday. His innovative programs contributed to a dramatic drop in crime.

Dan Schnur for California Secretary of State?

The former spokesman for Governor Pete Wilson and current director of USC’s Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics says he may run as an independent.

LA Sheriff: 7 in obstruction of justice case plead not guilty

One of the Sheriff's department employee facing charges, who claims to be a whistleblower, has hired a prominent former U.S. Attorney as his lawyer.

US Atty awaits pleas from some sheriff's department defendants

Fewer than half the defendants have entered pleas in one of the biggest corruption cases ever brought against Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials.

Sheriff's indictments: Can Baca survive latest challenge facing his department?

Critics blast the LA County sheriff, who is up for re-election next year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Attorney says his investigation is ongoing.

Bratton picked as NYPD commissioner again

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen William Bratton, who ran the department from 1994-96. In the interim, Bratton ran the LAPD, where his legacy remains intact.

Obama returns to LA: Healthcare and raising money top the agenda

Strategists offer differing views on whether problems with Obamacare will hurt fundraising and voter support for Democratic candidates in next year's elections.

New vehicle license fee hike pushed for road repair, transit

Under a proposed measure for the November ballot, the vehicle license fee would more than double to 1.65 percent of the value of a car.

Is LA closer to a list of buildings vulnerable to collapse in an earthquake?

For the first time, UC Berkeley scientists are meeting with LA city officials about releasing a list of concrete buildings that could collapse in a big quake.