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James Hellmold: An insider seeks the sheriff post

James Hellmold

Frank Stoltze

LA County Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold says "there are a lot of people who cringe at the prospect of me being Sheriff. And they should, because I will not tolerate any of the political manipulation."

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's one-time driver is among those now campaigning to lead the department.  But Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold is more than a former chauffeur. 

KPCC's Frank Stoltze says he rose through the ranks to become one of four assistant sheriffs, and touts himself as having the experience to steer the troubled agency in the right direction. 


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