Over 100 people turned out on Saturday for the second ACLU-sponsored debate between the candidates to be your next Los Angeles County Sheriff. But you know who didn’t? Jim McDonnell.
While, for the second time in two months Bob Lindsey and Alex Villanueva debated the future of criminal justice in Los Angeles County, the current occupant of the sheriff’s office didn’t have time for those assembled at Ward AME Church in South Los Angeles.
McDonnell’s disrespect for the community and to those who did find time to discuss LASD’s future did not go over well.
Frank Stoltze–a reporter covering law enforcement and political issues for 89.3 KPCC radio–moderated the debate and read McDonnell’s prepared responses to the booing crowd before stopping and declaring:
“I’m not going to read any more of this shit.”
The ACLU has a two-part recording of the debate up. The links are below.