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LA County Sheriff weighs in on recent DC trip, California’s sanctuary state bill, Baca conviction and more




Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell attributes 2014 crime reduction to better policing and community relations.
Los Angeles Sheriff Jim McDonnell attributes 2014 crime reduction to better policing and community relations.
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Fresh off a trip to Washington D.C. where he met with federal law enforcement officials and testified before the House Judiciary Committee, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell stops by AirTalk’s studios today for his regular check-in with Larry on some of the biggest issues in local law enforcement.

Following the conviction and sentencing of former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to three years in prison on federal obstruction of justice charges, we’ll get the Sheriff’s take on what’s different now in the L.A. Sheriff’s Department and how the jails are better off now. We’ll also ask the Sheriff about his opposition to SB 54, the so-called ‘sanctuary state bill’ that would prevent local law enforcement officials from sharing information with federal immigration officials about people in their custody who might be in the U.S. illegally.

Also on the agenda: a bill that would make it harder to punish police officers accused of lying, LASD reporting of a rise in property crimes in April of 2017 compared to 2016 and a cockfighting bust during which 7,000 birds were seized from one property.

Have questions for the Sheriff about local law enforcement? Join us at 866-893-5722 and ask the Sheriff yourself!

Guest:

Jim McDonnell, sheriff of Los Angeles County