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

Greuel goes on offensive over Garcetti's oil connections

The mayoral candidates go at it over drilling rights on a property located near Beverly Hills High School.

Conservative talker Kevin James looks for an upset in LA mayoral race (Photos)

It's a non-partisan contest, but he's hoping his Republican fiscal values will lead to a spot in the likely runoff in May.

Greuel is Justin Bieber, Garcetti is 'daddy’s boy' in this political video

A maverick producer and rapper releases a video touting Kevin James and slamming the mayoral front-runners. At least one campaign responds, with a slam.

Garcetti's LA mayoral quest: Smart enough, but tough enough? (Photos)

His credentials are impeccable, but questions remain about whether his search for consensus will work in the city's top job.

Wendy Greuel versus the little newspaper from Cerritos

The weekly Los Cerritos Community News has become a thorn in the side of the mayoral candidate.

Garcetti, Greuel exchange jabs during TV mayoral debate

The exchange between the front-runners stretched throughout the debate at Cal State L.A. It was almost a debate within the debate.

Can Riordan put James into a runoff for Los Angeles mayor?

The former mayor could help the first-time candidate appeal to white conservative voters, particularly in the Western San Fernando Valley.

LAPD manhunt: Big Bear residents wonder how officers missed Christopher Dorner

Owners of the Mountain Vista Resort say the fugitive had been seen on the property last Friday — across the street from a police command center. One local says law enforcement officials "definitely screwed up."

LAPD manhunt: New charges filed against Dorner; $1M reward draws 700 tips (UPDATE)

The Riverside DA's office has filed murder and attempted murder charges against Christopher Dorner. LAPD Chief Beck said the department continues to investigate tips.

LAPD manhunt: 50 officers still searching for Dorner in mountains

Christopher Dorner may be familiar with the Big Bear area in San Bernardino Co. Records show his mother owns a two-acre parcel of land there.

LAPD manhunt: Targeted cop hunkers down as police search for Dorner

A cop named in Christopher Dorner's manifesto describes life under police protection. He sleeps with his gun and plans to take his family out of state for a while.

Should Cardinal Mahoney face harsher punishment for role in abuse scandal?

Amid the thousands of pages of priest abuse files released by the LA Catholic Archdiocese, you find one name over and over: Cardinal Roger Mahoney. The man who led the nation's largest archdiocese for more than two decades repeatedly acknowledges abuse, but he never alerted law enforcement.

PHOTOS, AUDIO: LA city attorney candidates get feisty in KPCC debate

The three men vying for the city's top legal post, incumbent Carmen Trutanich and challengers Mike Feuer and Greg Smith, take the gloves off.

UPDATED: Priest abuse files: LA reacts to revelations; Mahony issues statement

Southern California residents had various reactions to revelations contained in the release of thousands of pages of Catholic archdiocese files relating to allegations of sexual abuse by priests.

UPDATE: More than 100 LA Catholic clergy files released following sex abuse suit (PDF)

The Archdiocese of L.A. Thursday released the personnel files of 124 Catholic priests as part of a 2007 clergy abuse settlement. Archbishop Mahony will “no longer have any administrative or public duties." Reactions range from "painful reading" to "shameful."