Sacramento County Has New Sheriff

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
John McGinness will replace outgoing Sheriff Lou Blanas, and it’s expected he’ll bring about significant change to the department.  Unlike his predecessor, McGinness supports an independent oversight board for the department.  Calls for the increased accountability stemmed from concerns over the department’s handling of inmates at the County Jail. McGinness is a 25 year veteran with the department. He was appointed Undersheriff - second in command -- two years ago.