Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

LA County Sheriff’s race interview: Sheriff Jim McDonnell




LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell interviewed at Phillipe's on May 10, 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell interviewed at Phillipe's on May 10, 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
James Bernal for KPCC

Listen to story

18:39
Download this story 8.0MB

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.

In the coming month ahead of the June 5 primary, we’ve done interview with the challengers (you can listen to them here and here).

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?

Ready for Election Day? Get up to speed on what you need to know with KPCC’s Voter Game Plan. Read up on the candidates and ballot measures, find out about registration deadlines and ask us your questions.

Guest:

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; he tweets @LACoSheriff