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

VIDEO: Cable TV ads feature Berman & Sherman slugfest

The two Democratic Congressmen are battling for a re-drawn district in a contest that's been called “the ugliest race in America”

Sheriff scolded by supervisors over pace of jail reform

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca promises to adopt jail reforms from a citizens panel, but county supervisors insist on a watchdog to make sure.

Congressmen Berman, Sherman tangle again

Four days after an angry, physical confrontation, Congressmen Howard Berman and Brad Sherman face off in a debate on KPCC Monday (Set for 11:30 a.m. on AirTalk).

Video: Berman & Sherman get physical during debate

See the video where Congressman Brad Sherman swings his arm around Congressman Howard Berman during a debate Thursday night. The crowd went wild; a deputy intervened.

Police, feds raid Long Beach pot shops

Long Beach police say raids on seven medical marijuana dispensaries is the start of a citywide crackdown on pot shops.

Suspect may not have known he was shooting at LAPD cop

Three undercover LAPD narcotics officers were driving just west of downtown early Thursday when an SUV pulled up alongside their unmarked car, and fired a shot.

LA County Supervisors debate reforms on jail violence

The board accepts troubling report from blue-ribbon Citizens Commission, which calls for fundamental changes in the Sheriff's Department

Is LA County Sheriff Lee Baca listening this time?

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday considers a blue ribbon report that describes deputy-on-inmate violence inside LA County jails.

Frank Stoltze talks with voters and eats pickled eggs

If you remember the pitfalls of phone booths, make sure to listen to Frank's chat with Rabe. And then come out and tell Frank what issues motivate you right into the voting booth.

Sheriff Baca says he accepts jail reform recommendations

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca Wednesday said he “would not quibble” with a blue ribbon report that found “a persistent pattern of unreasonable force.”

LA City Council repeals pot shop ban, but what's changed?

The council acted after activists submitted nearly 50,000 signatures opposing the law. The choice was to either place the ban before voters or repeal it outright.

Berman-Sherman fight gets a little nasty

The incumbent Democrats, locked in a bitter battle in the western San Fernando Valley, trade accusations over use of campaign funds

Sheriff Baca blamed for deputy-on-inmate jail violence

Citizens Commission on Jail Violence says Baca "failed to remediate overly aggressive deputy behavior as well as lax and untimely discipline of deputy misconduct.”

NFL stadium proposal goes to LA City Council (VIDEO)

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to approve AEG’s proposed $1.1 billion downtown football stadium. The vote could lure the NFL back to Los Angeles.

US aims to shut down 71 pot shops in Los Angeles

U.S. Attorney's office targets dispensaries that are operating as commercial businesses; crackdown focuses on Eagle Rock and downtown Los Angeles.