According to the City of Long Beach website, they are the 2nd largest city in Los Angeles County. With a police department of 800, Los Angeles County Sheriff candidate Jim McDonnell has served as the city’s Chief of Police since 2010.[adsenseyu2]
Jim McDonnell has spent the last 29 years of his professional career serving in various ranks within the Los Angeles Police Department. It was during his time there that the department was placed under a federal decree following the Rampart scandal. McDonnell rose to the ranks of 2nd in command to childhood friend, and former LAPD Chief William Bratton.
Upon Bratton’s departure he returned to New York Police Department as their commissioner and McDonnell headed south to Long Beach.
McDonnell was appointed the City of Long Beach’s 25th chief of police in March 2010. 2UrbanGirls has spoke with a few of those endorsing Jim McDonnell for Sheriff and all have had the same response. “He’s a nice guy.”
We look forward to our readers in Long Beach expressing themselves in the comment section below so readers have a more balanced opinion of Mr. McDonnell.
Jim McDonnell will face former L.A. County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka on Tuesday, November 4th. Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots are scheduled to go out the week of October 6th.