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Who is LA County Interim Sheriff John Scott?

Los Angeles County Undersheriff John Scott

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Orange County Undersheriff John Scott (podium) was named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County on January 28, 2014.

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca retires Thursday after 15 years as the head of one of the country's largest law enforcement agencies. County Supervisors have chosen OC undersheriff John Scott as interim sheriff.

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KPCC's Rina Palta joins the show to offer some insight into this choice. 

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