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

Villaraigosa vows to place pension reforms on ballot

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa is vowing to place his pension reform proposals on next spring's municipal ballot, if the City Council refuses to approve them.

Charges against John Bryson 'unlikely' pending final tests

Sheriff's officials are awaiting the results of a blood test to determine whether Commerce Secretary John Bryson was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Bryson on medical leave after San Gabriel accidents

The Obama administration announced tonight that Commerce Secretary John Bryson will go on medical leave following his involvement series of car accidents in the San Gabriel Valley over the weekend.

CHP officers take furlough days for the 1st time

California Highway Patrol officers for the first time will take unpaid furlough days because of the growing state budget deficit.

Why Carmen Trutanich lost his bid for LA district attorney

How did the city attorney with the best name recognition, the most money and the most TV commercials end up losing?

Prop 28 passes, Lacey leads in LA County DA race

Early ballot returns had both Propositions 28 and 29 passing today, while the chief deputy district attorney was leading in mail-in results for the district attorney's race.

Voters head to the polls: A quick rundown of the races

To be determined: Two statewide propositions and a number of Southland races, including L.A. County DA.

Judge sentences brothers in LA housing authority fraud

A federal judge in Los Angeles sentenced two brothers to prison on Monday for conspiring to steal from the city’s public housing authority.

Trutanich leads crowded field for LA district attorney

The L.A. County district attorney is an enormously important position in the criminal justice system: The office prosecutes 60,000 murders, rapes, public corruption and other felonies a year. That person also has influence over statewide crime policies. A candidate must garner more than half the vote Tuesday to avoid a November run-off. Analysts have said a run-off is likely.

Berman, Sherman and the subtleties that make a hot political race

The two Democrats were redistricted into the same San Fernando Valley district by a commission that was hoping to create a new Latino district. But the result is one of the hottest political races in the country.

LA city attorney scheduling no new events in DA campaign

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is scheduling no new events in his campaign for district attorney after his mother was hospitalized.

DA: County official illegally lowered property values $172 million

The wide-ranging investigation into Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez took another turn Monday with the arrest of a former appraiser from his office.

Muslim advocacy group claims victory in LAPD reforms

The Muslim Public Affairs Council has announced that the LAPD’s anti-terrorism bureau has agreed to change the way it handles suspicious activity.

Gripping testimony as inquiry into jail violence continues

A former commander says deputies were often left unsupervised.

Members of LA gang clique Colombia Lil' Cycos convicted

The federal government scored another victory Friday in a high profile case against one of Southern California’s most violent gangs.