Candidate for LA County Sheriff, Jim McDonnell

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LA County has the largest Sheriff’s Department in the United States, with 18,000 sworn and professional staff and a budget of $2.5 billion. In recent years, it’s been plagued with scandal, including jailhouse brutality. Six deputies have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy and misconduct, and the federal Justice Department is imposing a consent decree. In January, Lee Baca retired in disgrace.

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell got 49.4% of the vote in the June primary—almost winning outright. Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka made the runoff with 15%, and he has stopped campaigning. We’re joined in the studio by Chief McDonnell.

Jim McDonnell and Warren Olney

Warren Olney sits down with Jim McDonnell

Jim McDonnell

Jim McDonnell in the WWLA? recording studio

Credits

Guest:
Jim McDonnell - Los Angeles County Sheriff - @LACoSheriff

Host:
Warren Olney