Los Angeles DA's Husband Pulls Gun on Protestors Outside Home
“I don’t think you ever get used to anybody coming to your house,” an emotional L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey told reporters at a news conference in downtown L.A. on Monday. She was there to apologize on behalf of her husband, a former investigative auditor for the district attorney’s office, after he pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter protestors who had visited the couple’s home.
The demonstrators were unarmed, but Lacey said her husband didn't know that. They startled Lacey's husband when they arrived on the doorstep at night.
“It was frightening,” she said, citing the recent history of demonstrations against her, including some which have crossed the line. “I know that the protests have escalated. Even at the last debate, a guy ran toward the stage. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen.”
You can see video of the moment Lacey’s husband drew his gun here.
The incident does not appear to have hurt Lacey's chances in the March 3 primary, which took place just one day later. Early polls show Lacey with a comfortable lead over two challengers who are backed by criminal justice reform advocates.