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LA County Sheriff check-in: a new proposed standard for use of force, the civilian oversight commission, crime rates and more




Former Long Beach Police Department Chief Jim McDonnell became the first non-LASD member to head of the department in 100 years.
Former Long Beach Police Department Chief Jim McDonnell became the first non-LASD member to head of the department in 100 years.
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Since the last time we’ve spoken with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, two state bills were introduced that would change the way the department operates.

One bill would impose a stricter standard for use of deadly force by an officer. Another bill would require that investigations into serious use-of-force by an officer, such as a police shooting, be disclosed. We get the Sheriff’s thoughts on these two bills, as well as other topics, including:

Have a question for Sheriff Jim McDonnell? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; he tweets @LACoSheriff