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

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.

Congressmen Berman and Sherman clash in Tarzana debate

Redistricting has landed the two incumbent Democrats in the same San Fernando Valley district, touching off one of the hottest Congressional races in the country.

Boxer drops neutrality, endorses Berman over fellow Dem

Democratic California U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer endorsed Howard Berman Tuesday over fellow Democrat Brad Sherman as they fight over a new congressional district.

Berman vs. Sherman: Another clash in hottest race for Congress

Complicating the race: Both are influential Jewish politicians whose constituencies overlap.

Can Gingrich make it to California?

Newt Gingrich says he'll soon be the front-runner again, and that California may play a key role in the battle for the Republican nomination for president.

LA's troubled child welfare agency gets new director

Philip Browning assumed the role of director of L.A. County's Department of Children and Family Services Tuesday. He'll be the 4th director in less than two years.

Villaraigosa to chair Democratic National Convention

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been chosen to chair this summer's Democratic National Convention, meaning he'll be a one of the event's featured speakers.

New political boundaries draw fire in Koreatown

A plan to redraw city council districts in Los Angeles is stirring tension in Koreatown.

Money in LA mayor's race places four in contention

One question surrounding the mayor's race remains whether L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will run.

Committee to hear proposed ban of LA pot dispensaries

The Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee this week considers a proposal to repeal L.A.’s medical marijuana ordinance.

LAPD detective arrested for stealing money during drug bust

A Los Angeles police detective was arrested today for allegedly stealing money from a drug bust, according to department officials.

Brown pushes higher taxes to LA Chamber of Commerce

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to take his case for higher taxes to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday night, hoping to garner support.

LA City Council members outraged over proposed redistricting

The battle for political power in L.A. has taken a new turn with the release of new City Council district boundaries. Already there are claims of backroom deals.

Greuel: LA failed to apply for grants, meet deadlines

The city may have lost out on tens of millions of dollars in federal stimulus money because officials did not apply for grants or did not meet federal deadlines.

Candidate Beutner says LA needs businessman like him for mayor

The election is more than a year away, but investment banker and L.A. candidate for mayor Austin Beutner is talking up his plan for creating jobs and reviving the economy.