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

DA candidates Lacey and Jackson clash in first debate

Los Angeles County District Attorney candidates Jackie Lacey and Alan Jackson questioned each others' truthfulness in a testy first debate Tuesday night.

Barney Frank enters Berman-Sherman fray

Congressman Barney Frank jumped into the fight between Democrats Congressmen Howard Berman and Brad Sherman in the San Fernando Valley.

Lacey, Jackson meet in first DA debate Tuesday night

The battle to become Los Angeles County's chief prosecutor enters a new phase Tuesday night inside the Ron Deaton Civil Auditorium adjacent to LAPD headquarters.

Experts say LA sheriff should relinquish control of jails

Two national jail experts told the Citizens Commission on Jail Violence Friday that someone other than the sheriff should run Los Angeles County lockups.

LA jail violence panel hears from experts, deputies' union

In early testimony, deputy association president Floyd Hayhurst said deputy morale at jails has declined as a result of new scrutiny of L.A. County lockups.

Inglewood police arrest man for 31 year old murder

Inglewood police have arrested a man for the murder of former City Councilman William Alberty, who was stabbed to death February 22, 1981.

Ex union leader faces indictment on embezzlement

Tyrone Freeman faces the possibility of federal prison time for allegedly diverting tens of thousands of dollars for personal use, including his Hawaii wedding.

Ballot measures win endorsements from Democrats

The party's endorsement list includes Gov. Brown's tax proposal and a measure that would which would ban labor unions from direct contribution to candidates.

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.