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

Former Councilman Reyes faces sentencing for corruption

Former Lynwood City Councilman Arturo Reyes pleaded guilty to grand theft for using city credit cards for personal use.

Jail violence commission grills LA sheriff, undersheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca faced sharp questioning from the Citizen’s Commission on Jail Violence Friday about inmate abuse by his deputies.

LA jail violence panel to hear from Baca

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and his second-in-command are scheduled to appear Friday before the Citizen’s Commission on Jail Violence.

Appeals court agrees to review California DNA collection law

A federal appeals court has agreed to hear a challenge to California’s practice of collecting DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony.

LA jail violence commission turns attention to undersheriff Paul Tanaka

Undersheriff Paul Tanaka is a little known but powerful force within the department who is responsible for day-to-day operations.

Another pot shop showdown at LA City Hall

Medical marijuana patients in wheelchairs and on crutches gathered outside City Hall Monday to voice their opposition to a proposed ban on pot shops.

$31 million awarded to man after accident on 'Highway of Death'

A jury in San Bernardino awarded $31 million to a man who sustained injuries in a collision along the “Highway of Death,” the twisty 138 from Palmdale to the I-15.

LA Sheriff's deputy under investigation after arrest caught on video

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has opened a criminal investigation into one of its own deputies after he was seen on video stomping a man with his foot.

Sherman flush with campaign cash against Berman

Rep. Brad Sherman has six times more cash on hand than Rep. Howard Berman.

Krekorian interested in Los Angeles city attorney job

Krekorian estimated that it would take well over a million dollars to be a real contender in the race for city attorney.

LA agrees to $6.6 million payout in deadly police car crash

The City Council has agreed to pay $6.6 million to the family of a woman killed by a speeding patrol car. It’s one of the largest settlements ever involving an LAPD crash.

LA jury convicts man in triple murder of mother, son, nanny

It took Los Angeles police detectives six years to track down Robin Kyu Cho as the killer. As it turned out, they didn’t have to go far.

Informant leads FBI to arrest mayor, 2 others in Cudahy

A confidential informant told FBI officials that three Cudahy city officials were seeking bribes in exchange for their support of a medical marijuana dispensary.

In non-partisan DA battle, partisans take sides anyway

The race for Los Angeles district attorney is officially non-partisan, but there is a Democrat and a Republican in the run-off, and the parties are weighing in anyway.

As LA considers pot shop ban, raids continue

Sixty-five pounds of marijuana on display at the station prompted L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine to reiterate his critical stance on pot dispensaries.