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's deputy shoots at man who points finger at him

The Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review is investigating an incident where a Sheriff’s deputy shot at a man who was pointing a finger towards him.

Questions persist on whether Whitman knew about undocumented housekeeper

Questions persist about whether Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman knowingly hired an undocumented Mexican immigrant as her housekeeper. The attorney representing Whitman’s accuser produced paperwork she said proved the former eBay chief executive knew. Whitman denies it, and says the whole affair is a smear campaign orchestrated by her Democratic opponent Jerry Brown in a very tight race for governor.

Boxer, Fiorina provide sharp contrast in KPCC debate

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina held their second - and probably final - debate Wednesday. Fiorina was in studio with KPCC’s Patt Morrison. Boxer debated from NPR’s studios in Washington, D.C.

Calif. Senate candidates Boxer, Fiorina debate at KPCC

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina met in their second debate on Wednesday, Sept. 29 , 2010. KPCC hosted the debate at its studios in Pasadena, co-hosted by La Opinión.

Whitman, Brown clash in first governor's debate

The major-party candidates for governor - Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman - debated face-to-face for the first time Tuesday night. Whitman, the former head of eBay, said the state needs new leadership from outside government. Brown, who served as governor in the 1970s and '80s, said California needs just the opposite.

LA County receives $154M communications grant

Los Angeles County wants to build a state-of-the-art public safety communications system to link the region's many police, fire and other emergency agencies.

LA County supervisor promises release of employee salaries

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky Monday pledged that the county will release the names and salaries of its highest paid employees.

Big week ahead in California politics

The week features three political debates. Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown face off for first time in their race for governor Tuesday night. Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina debate Wednesday at KPCC.

Whitman opposes Proposition 23

After she refused for months to take a position on Proposition 23, Republican candidate for governor Meg Whitman yesterday announced that she opposes the ballot measure that would indefinitely delay California’s landmark global warming law.

LA judge postpones Bell officials' arraigment

A Los Angeles judge allowed three Bell city officials to post bail. But she delayed a decision on bail for five other officials – including the mayor and former city manager. All face corruption charges. Formal arraignment, meantime, was postponed until next month.

Bell city officials face arraignment today [Updated]

Bell's mayor, three council members, former city manager and three other former officials were arrested Tuesday on corruption charges related to their exorbitant salaries. All spent the night in jail. An audit shows the city of Bell mismanaged more than $50 million in bond money and suggests that its disgraced ex-city manager and other employees used city funds to line their pockets.

California prison guards back Brown

The powerful labor union that represents state prison guards endorsed Jerry Brown for governor Monday.

Brown pressures Whitman on Prop 23

Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown sought to turn up the heat on Republican Meg Whitman Monday over her refusal to take a position on Proposition 23.

Poll indicates Boxer leads Fiorina by slight margin

A new poll indicates that Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer holds a slight lead over her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina questions Boxer's military support

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer – who’s in a tough fight to save her job – is defending her votes on military spending.