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4 biggest challenges facing LA Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell

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| Jim McDonnell will take the helm of a massive agency facing multiple federal investigations. We take a look at the greatest challenges he faces as he takes office next month.

LA Sheriff race: Candidate Tanaka surfaces on Twitter


Tanaka tweeted he's "still in the race" just days after a KPCC report asked what had happened to his campaign. His fundraising efforts have also slowed.

What happened to LA Sheriff candidate Paul Tanaka?


Signs of a campaign by former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka are scarce. He faces Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell in the November runoff.

McDonnell gets Ridley-Thomas endorsement for sheriff


Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell gains more endorsements in his run for L.A. County Sheriff including Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Election 2014: Former competitors back Jim McDonnell for LA Sheriff


Two candidates for L.A. County Sheriff who didn't make the November runoff election immediately endorsed current Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell for the post.

LA sheriff candidates on jail reform, pre-trial release


Many of L.A.'s prospective sheriffs agree on key issues, but there are important differences that voters should consider in the first open race for the position in nearly a century.

Jail abuse: Next sheriff will inherit reformed jail, but problems remain


In the months since a jail abuse report came out, the Sheriff’s Department has taken steps to clean up the jails.

LA sheriff’s race: Rogers says insider status is an asset


He's spent nearly three decades with the department, rising to assistant sheriff last year. Todd Rogers says he knows the bad apples at the troubled agency.