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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
Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley on Thursday cleared two Long Beach Police officers who shot and killed a man holding a garden hose nozzle last December. Cooley's office called it a "tragic mistake."
Frustrated by the pace of jail reforms, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday quizzed Sheriff Lee Baca on his plans to stop inmate abuse at Men’s Central Jail. At times, Baca struggled to answer supervisors' inquiries about how he intends to better supervise his deputies.
Authorities have broken up an anti-Wall Street encampment in the Inland Empire. More than half a dozen members of Occupy Coachella Valley were taken into custody early Tuesday morning after defying orders to leave a public park in Palm Desert. At Occupy L.A., protesters prepare for a potential police raid.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is scheduled to appear before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss violence inside Men's Central Jail and other county lockups. The FBI has launched an investigation into dozens of allegations of inmate abuse by sheriff’s deputies. The board, in response, has created a Commission on Jail Violence.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Thursday accused Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies of unlawfully detaining and searching photographers under the guise of looking for terrorists
An audit of Los Angeles County’s First 5 Commission finds that the agency failed to spend almost a billion dollars set aside for children’s health and education programs.
After saying last week that Occupy L.A. protesters could remain at their City Hall encampment "for now," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa instructed his staff to find a place for the protesters to relocate and come up with a plan for limiting the protest's time on City Hall's lawn.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday gave final approval to the first phase of the massive Newhall Ranch project near Santa Clarita. The vote came after 15 years of litigation and investor changes.
Downey police have admitted that a man who was shot to death Saturday night while an armed robbery investigation was underway may have been the wrong man. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney's Office have opened investigations.
President Barack Obama is back in Los Angeles Monday raising money for his re-election campaign — and shoring up support among Latinos.
For veterans returning home, it's hard enough to live with what took place on the battlefield. But what about what happens at the bases? KPCC's Frank Stoltze hosted a panel inside our own Crawford Family Forum to examine those exact same questions and many more issues that veterans face.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday refused to issue an open-ended invitation to Occupy LA protestors camped on City Hall’s lawn.
Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca did not show up for a key vote by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to create a citizen’s jail commission. The new panel is charged with examining allegations of widespread inmate abuse by Baca’s jail deputies, especially those who work at Men’s Central Jail downtown.
About 50 people rallied outside Los Angeles County's Central Jail on Monday in support of Sheriff Lee Baca, who is under fire for allegations his deputies routinely beat up inmates.
California's largest professional group for doctors is calling for the legalization of marijuana - even while it maintains that the drug has few proven health benefits.