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 County Sheriff Lee Baca: An intellectual under fire

Maybe the most powerful elected official in SoCal, Baca remembers his childhood and discusses his work as others reflect on the highly scrutinized intellectual's continuing legacy.

Poll: CA voters like Brown's tax proposal

The poll indicates nearly two-thirds of voters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposals.

LAPD investigation finds one of its own guilty of racial profiling

A 15-year LAPD veteran was found to be targeting Latino drivers for traffic stops, an internal investigation showed.

LA Sheriff's officials update supervisors on jail reforms

In an update scheduled for Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors once again take up reforms inside the county's troubled jail system.

Mayor intervenes in LAFD problems

Facing a growing crisis of confidence at LAFD, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed a stats expert to help.

LA County sheriff considers closing Men's Central Jail wing

The facility has become notorious lately for accusations of brutality, but the department insists it’s been looking at the idea for quite a while.

Prison realignment puts California at 'crossroads'

ACLU of Southern California says the state should not repeat what it called the state’s “mistake” of locking up so many non-violent, non-serious criminals over the past three decades.

LA City Attorney Trutanich sparks fight over ballot job title

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich wants “Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor” to be his official job title on the ballot when he runs for district attorney.

Fed judge rules that ACLU lawsuit against VA may proceed

A federal judge ruled on Friday to allow a lawsuit made by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to proceed.

LA's new political boundaries pass city council muster

A big winner was Councilman Jose Huizar, who will now represent most of wealthy downtown.

'Great challenges' face LA's probation department, report says

The report is the first since two investigators were permanently assigned to the Probation Department in 2010 amid allegations of excessive use of force at juvenile halls and probation camps.

LAPD panel approves Beck's more lenient impound policy

The commission voted 4-1 for a contentious proposal that would soften consequences for some unlicensed drivers who get their cars towed or impounded.

LAPD police union challenges Chief Beck's impound policy

The union that represents rank-and-file LAPD officers is seeking to block Chief Charlie Beck’s more lenient car impound policy for unlicensed drivers.

LA district map approval tees up next political battle

The new map will be considered by the City Council next month, but it has already drawn fire from various groups, including activists and council members.

Realignment mostly going as planned, but more tracking needed

California's realignment seems to be going as planned, but the Legislative Analyst's Office cautions that counties lack systems to keep track of their progress.