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

Some California Republicans wonder about Meg Whitman

Republicans gather for their state party convention in San Diego Friday. They’re meeting as some conservatives question their party’s candidate for governor.

Medical marijuana ruling fails to settle Anaheim case

A state appeals court has sent a closely watched medical marijuana case back to superior court for a new trial. The case challenges Anaheim’s pot shop ban.

LA Council votes to solicit bids for parking garage leases

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to solicit private bids to run 10 city-owned parking garages.

Rep. Maxine Waters gets warm reception at home despite ethics charges

Congresswoman Maxine Waters visited South Los Angeles Tuesday, on her first trip to her district since a House subcommittee accused her of violating ethics rules.

Obama fundraises in Southern California

President Obama is headlining a fundraiser for congressional Democrats in Los Angeles Monday.

Bell City Council cuts own salaries

Residents of Bell packed another City Council meeting Monday night, outraged over the council’s salaries and those of top administrators. The council responded to the concerns, but it wasn’t enough to quell calls for four of its members to resign. The council voted to slash its own salaries, but there was still an air of defiance.

State AG Jerry Brown subpoenas Bell City records in pay scandal

State Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday subpoenaed hundreds of employment records from the city of Bell, where the chief administrative officer made nearly $800,000 a year.

Three Bell officials resign over pay scandal

The three top administrators whose exorbitant salaries sparked outrage in the tiny city of Bell in Southeast L.A. agreed to resign Thursday night.

Investigation into jail suicides uncovers deputy misconduct

Los Angeles County authorities today said some sheriff’s deputies involved in misconduct at the downtown L.A. jail will keep their jobs. Two others were fired.

Poll finds Catholic-Evangelical Split Over Gay Marriage

A new survey mirrors a recent Field Poll that found a slight majority of Californians now support gay marriage. The poll also explores how major religious groups in California feel about same-sex marriage. The survey by the Washington D.C. based non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute arrives as a federal judge mulls the legality of Proposition 8 – the law that outlawed those marriages in this state.

Whitman questions Brown's official travels

Former eBay chief Meg Whitman wants to know if California Attorney General Jerry Brown is using state resources in his gubernatorial campaign against her.

LA seeks to bring children closer to mothers behind bars

Los Angeles County's launched a new program to make it easier for kids to visit their incarcerated mothers. It's intended to help mothers and children as incarceration rates rise.

California Democrats remain neutral on marijuana initiative

In a move intended to protect its statewide candidates, the California Democratic Party this weekend voted to remain neutral on a November ballot measure that would legalize marijuana.

LAPD installing cameras in patrol cars - racial profiling a target

The Los Angeles Police Department plans to install cameras in 300 squad cars in South L.A. Police leaders say the long-awaited move will provide evidence of bad behavior by suspects and police officers engaged in wrongdoing.

LA DA Cooley blasts Swiss over Polanski

Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley has sharply criticized the Swiss government’s refusal Monday to extradite Roman Polanski. Cooley said he’ll still seek ways to bring the Oscar-winning film director back to L.A. on charges he had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl more than three decades ago.