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

In unusual twist in case, Councilman Alarcon arraigned on criminal complaint; pleads not guilty

Alarcon served on the city council in the 1990s and in the state Assembly and Senate.

DA refiles charges in Richard Alarcon case

Hours after a judge dismissed a criminal case against L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon, the DA's Office refiled its case.

Vying to be LA's top prosecutor

After avoiding his opponents for months, L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Wednesday attended a forum for candidates vying to succeed L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley.

Group wants money for parks to be LA's priority

Park advocates say Angelenos will lose out on Recreation and Parks programs because the department has to pay too much for basic city services, like trash and power.

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.

LAPD cops reflect on the lessons of the '92 Riots

For two LA officers, the anniversary of the 1992 Riots offers a chance to reflect on how the department has changed.

Putting deficit aside, Villaraigosa wants tax cash for transit

Extending Measure R, which would pay for more transit, would fit nicely into any bid Villaraigosa makes to become transportation secretary.

Villaraigosa calls for more transit funds

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa call for a permanent half-cent sales tax to jumpstart construction on transit projects throughout the city.

LA jails panel hears more stories of deputy abuse

More instances of abuse have come forward, including one from a man who isn't an inmate. The panel is expected to issue a report on deputy violence in September.

City controller says LA Coliseum's finances 'appalling'

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel said Thursday she’s uncovered more fraud at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, saying it has a "dysfunctional culture."

LA City Council rejects big payout to gang member shot by LAPD

The Los Angeles City Council has rejected a multimillion dollar settlement with a man who was shot and paralyzed by LAPD officers.

More LA riots? Survey says no

It's been two decades after the L.A. riots, and a new survey shows Angelenos are more optimistic about their city.

Report: LA should close Men's Central, lock up fewer people

L.A. County doesn’t need to lock up so many people, a nationally-renowned jail expert suggests in a new report. It also calls for closing Men’s Central Jail.

Dodgers home opener: a Brian Stow update

Giants fan Bryan Stow will never play catch again, after being beaten severely while leaving a Dodgers game.

4 candidates show significant support in LA mayoral race

The only thing you can definitively say at this point about the race to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is that any one of four people can win it.