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

Social workers called to home a year before toddler died

Los Angeles Sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for murder in the death of his 21-month-old son in Baldwin Park. Social workers had visited the home previously.

Ridley-Thomas wants blue ribbon panel on LA child protection

Amid new concerns L.A. County fails to protect children from physically abusive parents, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas wants to form a reform commission.

FBI raids offices of Calif. state Sen. Ron Calderon (updated)

The FBI searched the offices of the senator whose district includes Montebello. Contrary to earlier reports, the Latino Caucus denies its offices were searched.

SoCal police hail high court ruling on DNA

Law enforcement officials laud US Supreme Court decision that allows the collection of DNA from people arrested – but not yet convicted – of felonies.

Eric Garcetti names director for mayoral transition

Rich Llewellyn was Garcetti's first city council chief of staff and also served as Special Counsel to the mayor-elect's father when he was district attorney

What’s the future of LA’s marijuana dispensaries?

With voters approving Measure D, hundreds of marijuana dispensaries must close in L.A. But a legal challenge is possible.

UPDATE: Eric Garcetti elected mayor of Los Angeles; Greuel concedes

The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.

#DearMayor: The 7 issues you want LA's new mayor to address

Mr. Garcetti, here’s what KPCC's audience told us are their top priorities for you to tackle first.

LA voters opt to limit marijuana dispensaries

City law will now only allow 135 pot shops to operate in the city limits, instead of the unlimited number sought by a rival ballot measure.

LA Mayor’s Race: furious final weekend for Garcetti, Greuel

City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel face one final, frenetic weekend of campaigning in their contest to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Can Trutanich survive Feuer in LA city attorney’s race?

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is fighting for his political life. A recent poll showed him down 11 points to his challenger, former State Assemblyman Mike Feuer.

#DearMayor Live from Eagle Rock: What should the next mayor do first?

We'll be here in Eagle Rock from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday gathering your thoughts. Come by to chat with political reporter Frank Stoltze and other KPCC staff.

LA City Attorney Race: Lacey endorses Feuer over Trutanich

LA County's District Attorney jumps into the battle against the man she defeated last year, citing Trutanich's mailer on prison realignment.

LA mayor’s race: Greuel calls for $15 minimum wage for hotel workers

City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti both support a living wage for all hotel workers in Los Angeles. But they differ on the details.

LA mayor’s race: Voters undecided between similar candidates

As mayoral candidates, City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel say they offer different agendas for Los Angeles. Voters are not so sure.