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

Under Villanueva, LA Sheriff's Department ending far more ongoing internal misconduct probes

The L.A. County inspector general issued a report citing a "sharp increase" in the number of ongoing administrative misconduct investigations cut short by Sheriff's Department officials in January and February.

Sheriff Villanueva revives station logo his predecessor had banned

Three years ago, L.A. Sheriff Jim McDonnell banned a logo used by the department's East L.A. station because he felt it was disrespectful to the community. New Sheriff Alex Villanueva has revived the logo and it's once again displayed prominently at the station.

Seven LA Sheriff's deputies claim they were harassed, attacked by colleagues

This story aired on Friday, March 8, 2019.

LA Supes to escalate legal fight with Sheriff over his discipline policies

This story aired on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Villanueva rehires two more deputies fired by Sheriff McDonnell

This story aired on April 4, 2019.

Suspect in killing of Nipsey Hussle is arrested

This story aired on April 2, 2019.

Stormy Daniels' LA lawyer indicted on extortion and fraud charges

This story aired on Monday, March 25.

Villanueva rehires two more fired deputies

L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva has hired two more deputies who had been fired by former Sheriff Jim McDonnell. One, Michael Courtial, had been fired for using unreasonable force and failing to de-escalate a situation.

Sheriff Villanueva clashes with oversight panel over deputy cliques

This story aired on Tuesday, March 26.

Oversight Commission says LA sheriff has 'turned back the clock on reforms'

This story aired on Friday, March 22.

LA County Supervisors want to see if sheriff's 'truth panel' is legal

This story aired on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

LA City Council committe postpones decision on makeup of all-civilian discipline panels

This story aired on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Suspect arrested in Nipsey Hussle murder

On Tuesday, April 2, law enforcement arrested 29-year-old Eric Holder, the suspect in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Rehired deputy Mandoyan has the tatoo of 'Grim Reapers' clique

Civil Service Commission records revealed that Mandoyan acknowledged having the tatoo, which marks members of a clique at the South L.A. sheriff's station where he once served. The Grim Reapers is one of a number of deputy cliques, some of which have engaged in violence.

Gang experts talk of Nipsy Hussle's impact on his community

Two gang experts talk about the positive impact murdered rapper Nipsy Hussle had on his South Los Angeles neighborhood.