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Frank Stoltze

Frank Stoltze

Criminal Justice Correspondent (he/him)

I came to L.A. as a very young reporter on New Year’s Day, 1991. Two months later, four LAPD officers were caught on videotape beating Rodney King. A year later, the night before the riots/rebellion broke out, I was in the Nickerson Gardens housing project in Watts at an extraordinary rally of rival gangs that had brokered a truce.

Today, I cover a new movement for criminal justice reform. It is an important moment for justice in L.A., and not everybody shares the same vision. I seek to report the facts and events, but also provide you context for what is happening.

All of this means I still need to figure out the best donut shop in L.A. The best torta. The best (not fanciest) coffee. Best of all I get to meet the smartest, most interesting people and bring their voices to you.

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