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L.A. sheriff's candidate McDonnell jumps into oversight debate
L.A. sheriff's candidate McDonnell jumps into oversight debate

Jim McDonnell, the front-runner to become the next Los Angeles County sheriff, expressed strong support Thursday for a civilian oversight commission as well as "full access" to internal records for the Sheriff Department's inspector general. McDonnell appears to favor more transparency than Interim Sheriff John Scott, who argues that the department should have an attorney-client relationship with the inspector general to shield sensitive information from the public. Scott also has expressed some skepticism about civilian oversight, cautioning that there must be "safeguards against overzealous review." In the coming months, the county Board of Supervisors will...

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