The 37-year veteran of the force has held nearly every top job at the department, from running its counter-terrorism bureau to overseeing records management.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a local baker in Colorado was within his rights to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.
Here's a rundown of the positions of retired Sheriff's Cmdr. Bob Lindsey and retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, both of whom say McDonnell has failed on numerous fronts.
Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued department, Jim McDonnell says he's turning things around. Others say he's fallen short on jail reform, transparency and recruiting.
Body cam footage of a Los Angeles police officer shooting and killing 14-year-old Jesse Romero two years ago is being seen by the public for the first time.
If the law, which heavily restricts abortion by medication, is allowed to permanently go into effect, it would likely shutter two of the state's three facilities that perform abortions.
The Supreme Court reversed a conviction that came after an officer looked at a motorcycle under a tarp outside a private residence — without a warrant.
The confidential report details the events that led to the Michael Mejia's release on probation. Critics have questioned why the gang member was back on the street.