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Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announces the arrests of three people for trafficking a Los Angeles woman after fooling her into thinking she was going to a birthday party. McDonnell spoke at a news conference on March 9, 2016.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announces the arrests of three people for trafficking a Los Angeles woman after fooling her into thinking she was going to a birthday party. McDonnell spoke at a news conference on March 9, 2016.
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The chief of staff for the LA Sheriff is out. Tom Angel resigned Sunday after emails surfaced that mocked minorities, women and Muslims.

Angel sent the emails during his time as assistant chief at the Burbank Police Department in 2012 and 2013. In a statement accepting the resignation Sheriff Jim McDonnell called the emails "inappropriate" and "unprofessional." The emails were first reported by the LA Times, after a public records request.

For more, we're joined by Wende Nichols-Julien, executive director with The California Conference for Equality and Justice.