THE husband of the LA district attorney allegedly pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters today after they rang his doorbell.
BLM activists said David Lacey, who is believed to be in his 60s, threatened to shoot them if they didn’t “get off [his] porch” by sunrise.
Protesters were demanding a meeting with his wife – DA Jackie Lacey – at her home one day before a primary for district attorney in which Lacey is seeking a third term.
They had gathered at the front of the Granada Hills house at 5.40am on Monday.
Authorities have not confirmed the activists’ account, but were called to the home regarding around 50 protesters.
In a shocking video posted by Black Lives Matter organizer Melina Abdullah, a man pointing a black handgun opens the door and says: “Get off. Get off of my porch.”
Lacey is the first black woman to lead the country’s largest local prosecutor’s office but has clashed repeatedly with Black Lives Matter protesters who have picketed her office weekly for the past two years.
The DA has a reputation for refusing to prosecute law enforcement, particularly officers who fatally shoot suspects.
DA Lacey addressed the gun incident during an emotional news conference late Monday morning, saying she and David were awakened by the couple dozen protesters picketing her home before dawn.
She said her husband was afraid for their safety and is “profoundly sorry” for his response to the presence of protesters on their doorstep, reported LA Times.
“Our home is our sanctuary.
“I do not believe it is fair or right for protesters to show up at the homes of people who dedicate their lives to public service.”
Adding: “It was just him and I in that house and we really did not know what was going to happen. I just want to live in peace and do my job.
The DA said she has offered to meet with Black Lives Matter one-on-one or in a small gathering but the group has rejected those options.
She added that she has received death threats and has been followed, photographed while with her family and confronted repeatedly.
She said: “It seems like what they like is to embarrass me and intimidate me.”
“All of this is because I chose to do my job.
“I’m a human being. I’m a public servant. I have dedicated my life to the profession that stands up for victims of violent crime and I’m not ashamed of that. I’m not sorry that I’m doing that.”
She defended her record, saying that “people are going to be angry because you either did file a case or you didn’t file a case but your job is to uphold the constitution.”
Black lives matter has been asking for a meeting with the DA for years and staged the process after she refused to meet them.
Professor of pan-African studies at Cal State LA, Dr. Abdullah, told KTTV the protesters rang Lacey’s doorbell to meet with her this morning when the incident happened.
She told KTTV: “Her husband met us at the door with a gun.
“We heard him cock it, he pointed the gun as he opened the door and then when he saw me, he pointed the gun directly at my chest.”
In the video, a woman off-camera says: “Good morning. Are you going to shoot me?”
David Lacey points a black hand gun and says: “I will shoot you. Get off of my porch.”
The woman responds: “Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we’re here?”
The man says: “I don’t care who you are, get off of my porch right now. We’re calling the police right now.”
The woman then shouts at the closed door that they are “here for the community meeting”.
The LAPD said there have not been any arrests but police did not immediately confirm the report of a man brandishing a gun.
Lacey, a two-term incumbent, is facing George Gascon, the former San Francisco DA, and former public defender Rachel Rossi in a primary vote on Tuesday that could drag out until November.
Both Gascon and Rossi have painted Lacey as having an outdated vision of justice and locking up large numbers of mentally ill people and minorities, often for low-level crimes.
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She is also accused of protecting the well-connected like Ed Buck, a Democratic operative and donor who gave to her campaign and now faces federal charges for allegedly injecting methamphetamine into two men who fatally overdosed in his apartment.
Her husband, David, is a retired investigative auditor for the district attorney’s bureau of investigation. He and Jackie met in their teens at church and got married in 1980, raising two children together.
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