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

Fullerton residents angry over police killing of homeless man

Last month’s police killing of an unarmed schizophrenic homeless man in Fullerton has sparked debate about how police deal with mentally ill suspects. Kelly Thomas died after half a dozen police officers tried to subdue him at a bus depot.

Greuel has edge in mayoral candidates' early fundraising efforts

Candidates who seek to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have filed their first campaign finance reports.

Norco immigrant family claims they were assaulted by ICE agents

An immigrant family claimed on Monday that immigration agents roughed up their grandmother during a raid in Norco.

Hundreds flood city council chambers to support stadium

The Los Angeles City Council Friday heard an avalanche of voices in favor of a new downtown football stadium project that's projected to bring thousands of jobs and new tax revenue to L.A. Legendary Los Angeles Rams quarterback Vince Ferragamo, who led the team to the Super Bowl three decades ago, was among the first to testify. The Rams left L.A. in 1994. “When the Rams left, L.A. lost a piece of itself," he said. "It's time to get it back."

NFL stadium proposal heads to LA City Council

Anschutz Entertainment Group and the city are moving closer to a tentative agreement that would allow the company to build a $1.2 billion football stadium next to Staples Center, a project that would change the face of downtown Los Angeles. A proposed, non-binding deal receives its first full city council hearing Friday.

Angelenos to weigh in on proposed downtown LA NFL stadium

The Los Angeles City Council’s ad hoc committee on the proposed downtown football stadium holds a public hearing tonight. Anschutz Entertainment Group, or AEG, hopes to win preliminary approval of its proposal within weeks.

Korean-American student dreams big with passage of Dream Act

Jaime Kim, 20, and her parents arrived in Southern California from South Korea a decade ago. Her parents, like so many others, used a limited tourist visa to travel to the U.S. and never returned home.

Brown signs Dream Act, opening private aid to undocumented students

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will let college students who entered the country illegally receive private financial aid.

Mitt Romney visits North Hollywood as Rick Perry hits Century City

Boarded-up shops and a nearly empty parking lot provided the backdrop for former Masschusetts' Gov. Mitt Romney’s visit today to a struggling shopping center near the intersection of Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards.

AEG releases report on downtown LA stadium's economic potential

Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) continued its campaign to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday by releasing a study that promotes its economic potential.

Romney, Perry in California seeking Republican support

Leading GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney is in Southern California Wednesday, but the man many Republicans hope will be their nominee may overshadow him.

New vouchers on the way for homeless vets in LA, but are they enough?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it’s providing more than 400 housing vouchers for homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area – far too few, critics countered, to cover the need.

Baca backs off prison realignment plan

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is retreating from his novel proposal to assign deputies to supervise state parolees who are released under California’s new realignment plan. Some suggest the sheriff may be reading the political writing on the wall.

New law adds gay history to California curriculums

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday making California the first state in the country to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public schools.

Nearly 100 arrested in 'staggering' blow to Mexican Mafia, authorities say

Federal authorities said they've dealt a "critical blow" to the Mexican Mafia's operation in Orange County on Wednesday.