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

March planned over LAPD shooting of Guatemalan immigrant

Activists plan another protest Saturday over the fatal police shooting of a Guatemalan day laborer. They plan to march from where the man died to Los Angeles police headquarters starting at 10:00 a.m.

Los Angeles city controller disappointed with city's use of federal stimulus funds

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel says she’s “disappointed” in the way the city’s used its federal stimulus money to create jobs.

California State Senator Roderick Wright indicted on perjury charges

A Los Angeles County grand jury has indicted State Senator Roderick Wright on perjury charges.

Brown concedes Bell lawsuit is novel

California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he’s suing eight current and former Bell city officials whose big salaries set off angry protests.

Whitman, Brown spar over Clinton ad

Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown Tuesday released his first attack ad against Republican rival Meg Whitman in a tight race that's gaining in intensity. The ad responds to Whitman’s television commercial featuring former President Bill Clinton criticizing Brown during the 1992 Democratic presidential primary. Clinton, meantime, endorsed Brown on Tuesday.

New police database provides hyper-local info to law enforcement

Southern California law enforcement officials Tuesday unveiled a new database designed to help them better understand the neighborhoods they police. It's believed to be a first-of-its kind system.

Justice Dept. sues Walnut for alleged religious discrimination

The federal government Monday sued the city of Walnut, alleging that the San Gabriel Valley city engaged in religious discrimination when it denied a land use permit for a Buddhist temple.

Los Angeles jury begins considering death penalty in racially charged Cheryl Green murder

A Los Angeles jury on Monday begins considering whether to recommend the death penalty for a Latino gang member involved in the racially motivated murder of a black girl four years ago.

Los Angeles opens new veterans court

Los Angeles County is opening a new courtroom to handle certain criminal cases that involve military veterans.

Villaraigosa: Officer who shot Guatemalan immigrant a 'hero'

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Friday came under fire for praising the officer who fatally shot a Guatemalan day laborer on Sunday.

LA jury convicts gang member in racist killing

A Los Angeles jury Thursday convicted a 22-year-old Latino gang member in the racially motivated killing of a black girl in 2006.

MacArthur Park sees another night of protests over LAPD shooting

At least 100 protesters angry over the police killing of a Guatemalan day laborer faced off with police Tuesday night. Officers fired tear gas to disperse crowds in front of the LAPD's Rampart Division headquarters just west of downtown.

Poizner belatedly backs Whitman

In a statement released by the Republican Party Monday, State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner endorsed fellow Republican Meg Whitman for governor.

LAPD sends more officers home as it copes with overtime cutbacks

The LAPD’s sending a growing numbers of officers home as it continues to contend with cutbacks in overtime hours.

Police release new details on mummified infants found in MacArthur Park

Los Angeles police Thursday said they’re learning more about two mummified infants discovered in a trunk in a MacArthur Park basement last month. Police believe the remains are from the 1930s.