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

AIDS Healthcare Foundation asks judge to delay LA county audit

The court fight over the audit is the latest chapter in an ongoing battle between the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the LA County Department of Public Health.

Can Secretary of State hopeful Pete Peterson help California's GOP?

Pete Peterson is a Republican with moderate views on social issues who says he wants to be California's "Chief Engagement Officer." Read his five-point plan to improve state government.

Zimmerman protests enter 4th night in downtown LA, Leimert Park

A protest organized by the ANSWER Coalition began at City Hall and moved on to other sites downtown, while Occupy LA planned a "bike bloc" in Leimert Park. No unrest has been reported.

Zimmerman protests: Mayor, LAPD chief call for peaceful demonstrations

Mayor Eric Garcetti says Martin case "will not ignite this city." Chief Beck says more police will be on the streets and South L.A. activists plan to monitor Crenshaw Boulevard Tuesday night.

Waxman to hold gun violence forum about Santa Monica shootings

The forum set for 10 a.m. Monday is entitled “Gun Violence, Mental Health and Community Recovery." The congressman held a similar one after the Newtown shootings.

Summer jobs for youth can be a life preserver

The city's Hire LA's Youth Program has plenty of success stories, but now offers a third as many jobs as it did four years ago.

Garcetti pledges a different approach to City Hall diversity

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he wants to look beyond simple labels like black, white, Latino and Asian-Pacific Islander in filling hundreds of city positions.

Garcetti says some LA city managers will go

Each L.A. city manager must submit a memo to the new mayor outlining their accomplishments and goals. Some won't survive the process.

What’s next for Wendy Greuel?

The vanquished mayoral candidate is contemplating a run for Los Angeles county supervisor or State Controller.

LA's black political leaders confront changing demographics

Tom Bradley's election ushered in a new era of African-American political power in LA. Forty years later, changing demographics demand new strategies from black leaders.

40 years later: Remembering Tom Bradley's pivotal election

Beginning with his 1973 victory, he ushered in a new era of multi-racial coalition politics in Los Angeles.

LA releases list of authorized marijuana dispensaries

Under Measure D, which voters approved in May, 134 pot shops can operate in the city, but the U.S. Attorney says they are still subject to prosecution.

LAPD report: department was 'just' in firing Dorner

Ex-cop Christopher Dorner allegedly murdered four people in revenge for his firing, prompting a massive manhunt that ended with his apparent suicide. (You can view the full report here.)

Updated: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: 'I want to run for governor'

Outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa tells Larry Mantle what's next for him in his career, and he hints at a future run for governor of California.

Federally funded summer jobs are scarce in Southern Calif.

Most money for summer jobs programs at places like the L.A. Conservation Corp, Urban League and parks departments come from federal dollars. But a lot of that funding is gone.