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

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.

Rodney King was an unlikely ‘centerpiece in history’

It was easy to mock Rodney King, the famous alcoholic police beating victim who almost childishly asked during the 1992 L.A. Riots “Can we all get along?”

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.