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Checking in with Sheriff McDonnell on Metro policing, Measure S mailers, immigration and more




LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell addresses a news conference prior to the destruction of approximately 3,400 guns and other weapons at the LA County Sheriffs' 22nd annual gun melt.
LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell addresses a news conference prior to the destruction of approximately 3,400 guns and other weapons at the LA County Sheriffs' 22nd annual gun melt.
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From halting deceptive “EVICTION NOTICE” mailers, to restructuring security for more than half of Metro’s public transit, Sheriff Jim McDonnell has had plenty to undertake this month.

For starters, the Measure S campaign committee has been sending out mailers that look like eviction notices, with “County of Los Angeles SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT” printed at the top. McDonnell’s department has since put out a statement rebuking the misleading mailers for causing alarm and using their official name.

LASD will also see its role in Metro’s newly-approved $797-million security plan that will divide up some of the security and policing responsibilities between the Los Angeles and Long Beach Police Departments, though LASD will retain control over some of the Metro system.

The Sheriff and LASD also find themselves at odds with the union representing L.A. County deputies over an attempt by Sheriff McDonnell to release a list of 300 deputies with histories of misconduct that could prove harmful to their credibility when testifying in court. The Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs says that violates state laws preventing information from law enforcement officers’ personnel file from being released.

AirTalk’s Larry Mantle will tackle all of this with Sheriff McDonnell and also chat about what recent federal immigration directives will mean for his department and hear his take on the evolving national conversation on the issue.

Guest:

Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff