The husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra after he pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters who’d gathered at his front door back in March.
California AG charges Los Angeles DA's husband for pulling gun on Black Lives Matter protesters https://t.co/nKW1jG1Mb2
— Tyler Kingkade (@tylerkingkade) August 4, 2020
David Lacey was charged Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court with three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm regarding the March 2 incident, Politico reports.
Video of the incident was tweeted by Melina Abdullah, a Pan-African Studies professor at California State University who helped found the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter:
I’m front of DA Jackie Lacey’s house for that community meeting she promised with the @BLMLA crew. Rang her bell to invite her.
— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) March 2, 2020
Probably should have called first.
— Regs (@r3gulations) August 4, 2020
Abdullah says the crowd of protesters showed up around 5:40 a.m. so they wouldn’t miss Lacey leaving for work:
What time did you knock on the door? I see a lot of 5:30 am. I don't want to be miss informed
— ♑PrettyBougie♛♕ (@AliciaAConrad) March 4, 2020
Around 5:40. And we know that she regularly has fundraising events in la at 7am. Her commute is about an hour. If we’d come any later, we may have missed her.
— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) March 5, 2020
Y’all be careful, that’s crazy
— Ben McBride (@benmcbride) March 2, 2020
Yes trespassing is crazy, esoecially with a mob at 5:30am
— Michael (@Yojimbo615) March 3, 2020
Nah, ya'll are wrong for just showing up with a group of people at someone's personal residence like that. Where I come from in LA, that means someone is looking to fight. You guys could have went to her office and it would have been no husband with a gun. Nah, this wasn't right
— Azalea (@StilettoBoss) March 4, 2020
We’ve been going to her office every week for 2 1/2 years. We aren’t allowed in the public building. Threatened with arrest. We’ve sent letters. Called. Petitioned.
AND let’s not lose sight of the fact that 585 people have been killed by police and she refuses to prosecute.
— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) March 4, 2020
Get off his property, you fucking morons. https://t.co/QGV75EH4Ql
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 4, 2020
Politico reports that Lacey, at a press conference after the incident, insisted that protesters were aiming “to embarrass me and intimidate me.” The incident has cost her the endorsement of Rep. Adam Schiff.
Prosecutor charges the McCloskeys of St. Louis with felony unlawful use of a weapon for brandishing guns https://t.co/68bed8u0WT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 20, 2020