Six months after deciding he would not pursue Los Angeles County’s top law enforcement job, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announced Monday that he will indeed run for the county post, reports the Press-Telegram.

McDonnell, who joined the Long Beach Police Department in 2010, said he will continue to serve as head of the department while he runs for the job vacated by longtime Sheriff Lee Baca. Baca announced last week that he would not seek re-election amid allegations of mismanagement, corruption and misconduct by deputies in the jail system. The primary is June 3.

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