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

Newcomer opens his own checkbook in LA city attorney race; Trutanich lags

The fundraising race is on in the campaign for Los Angeles City Attorney - and the incumbent brings up the rear

James asks for inquiry into Greuel's use of staff on campaign

The city controller is being accused of using her office staff for events related to her mayoral campaign, which would violate election rules.

Villaraigosa endorses Feuer in LA city attorney race

There's no love lost between the mayor and incumbent Carmen Trutanich, but it's unclear how much Villaraigosa's support will help the challenger.

Solis resignation leading to run for LA County Supervisor?

There is widespread speculation that outgoing U.S. Labor Secretary will run to replace LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina when she is termed out next year.

Democrats refuse to endorse a candidate in LA mayor’s race

It was a long night at the United Teachers Los Angeles building where Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry and their minions worked a meeting of the LA County Democratic Party Central Committee.

Garcetti goes on the offensive against Greuel

His campaign goes after the City Controller after she issued subpoenas for city cell phone bills. The two are virtually tied in the polls.

LA mayoral candidates talk transportation at Westside forum

Five candidates to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa discussed their views on transportation and other issues facing the city Thursday night.

Pleitez qualifies for matching funds in LA mayors race

Pleitez, a Stanford graduate from East L.A., says he’s raised about $210,000 for his longshot bid to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Medical marijuana initiatives qualify for LA ballot (correction)

One measure would allow almost all medical marijuana dispensaries to stay open, as long as they follow certain guidelines. The other would allow about 100 pot shops.

Key figure in LA jail abuse investigation retires

L.A. County Sheriff's Captain Daniel Cruz oversaw the Men’s Central Jail for over two years. A colleague claimed he shielded abusive deputies from investigation.

CA homeowners behind on payments get some mortgage relief

A new law went into effect January 1 giving troubled homeowners some protection when facing foreclosure. It is supposed to make it easier for people to modify mortgages.

New year, new gear for Los Angeles mayor’s race

The race to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa kicks into high gear now, with the primary election just 64 days away.

Ridley-Thomas says black political power remains in LA

District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s election is a sign blacks continue to hold onto power, despite their decline as a percentage of the population.

LA Sheriff Baca faces critical year for jail reform

The L.A. County Sheriff is under intense pressure to stop what a citizen’s panel called “a persistent pattern of unreasonable force” against jail inmates.

Sheriff Lee Baca under pressure to curb inmate abuse

Sheriff Lee Baca is under intense pressure to stop what an independent citizen's panel called "A persistent pattern of unreasonable force," against jail inmates. The FBI is reportedly examining dozens of allegations of abuse by sheriff's deputies, and the federal government could seek a consent decree mandating reforms if Baca fails to reduce violence inside his lockups.