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

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.

LA general manager to run for Los Angeles City Council

A win would make BongHwan Kim the city's first Asian-American councilman in 20 years. He is the general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.

Obama reconnects with Hollywood, and its cash

Obama has had an on-again off-again affair with Hollywood, but a massive fundraiser at George Clooney's on Thursday hoped to change that.

LA Council to Occupy LA: No more tents in parks

The Los Angeles City Council is considering on Wednesday whether to ban the use of tents in city parks as they prepare to re-open City Hall Park.

Prominent South LA activist pastor dead at 52

The prominent clergy activist died last month after losing his battle with lung cancer. USC will be hosting a Saturday memorial for Williams.

204th St. gang member convicted in racially-charged Harbor Gate murder

A Los Angeles jury Thursday convicted a man of second-degree murder in a racially-motivated killing of a 14 year-old African American girl five years ago.

Historic 1992 Watts gang truce — bigger than the LA Riots?

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots, but the anniversary of a truce between black street gangs in Watts is getting much less media coverage.