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

Money on the way for LA's homeless vets?

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says federal money may be on the way to help homeless veterans in Southern California.

LA City Council approves police contract

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a new labor contract with the union that represents rank and file police officers.

AEG picks architect for proposed downtown LA NFL stadium

AEG, the company that hopes to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, has already picked an architect for part of the project – even though it has yet to win approval from the city.

Immigrants rights groups sue LA County sheriff Baca

Immigrant rights groups are suing Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca in an effort to force him to hand over information about his cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

LA County supervisors concerned about limiting use of fire retardant

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday raised concerns about the federal government’s plan to reduce the use of fire retardant during wildfires.

LA city fire chief to retire after painful budget cuts

Los Angeles City Fire Chief Millage Peaks Monday announced he is retiring. His departure, announced by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, follows deep cuts to the fire department amid a citywide budget crisis.

Los Angeles City Council revives red light cameras

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday revived the possibility that L.A. will continue to use red light cameras at city intersections.

VA releases plan to expand homeless services at West LA campus

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday released a Master Plan that increases homeless services at its sprawling West Los Angeles campus. Earlier this month, civil rights and veterans groups sued the V.A., alleging the facility failed to provide adequate help to chronically homeless vets, many of whom suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.

California redistricting hearings resume

The Citizen’s Redistricting Commission resumes hearings this week on its proposed changes to California’s political districts.

LA County Supervisors take up county budget

Los Angeles County Supervisors today conduct a hearing on the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. The 23 billion dollar budget averts layoffs, but eliminates 250 vacant positions.

Hundreds pack first hearing on California draft redistricting plan

Hundreds of people packed Thursday night's meeting of the California Citizen’s Redistricting Commission. They came to complain about the panel’s plan redrawing political lines in Los Angeles.

Brown vetoes budget after state Democrats pass it on party lines

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the budget passed Wednesday by state Democrats, and made the unexpected announcement in a press release and a video posted on YouTube.

New report finds decline in LA homeless population, leaving some in doubt

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Tuesday released the results of its biennial count of homeless people. The report indicates that the number of homeless people in Los Angeles County fell three percent over two years, to 51,340.

Lawsuit declares LA 'homeless veterans capital' of the country, says West LA VA complex being misused

In a major lawsuit aimed at providing housing for homeless veterans in Southern California, the American Civil Liberties Union and veterans groups have sued the federal government for alleged misuse of the Veterans Administration complex in West Los Angeles.

Federal indictment says Latino gang Azusa 13 targeted African-Americans

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a Latino street gang in Azusa of trying to push black people out of the city. Authorities say it marks only the second time they’ve used federal civil rights laws against a criminal street gang.