There are three candidates running for the L.A. County Sheriff position: two department veterans, Bob Lindsey and Alex Villanueva, and incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell.
Today, Larry Mantle sits down with incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who was elected in 2014, the first outsider to the department to be elected to the position in over 100 years. He came into a department roiled with controversy and corruption, on the heels of former Sheriff Lee Baca, who was sentenced to three years in federal prison.
Sheriff McDonnell came into the department with the goal of cleaning up the department. Has he lived up to his promise in the last four years? And what direction will he take the department if re-elected?
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