Monday, June 14, 2021

Husband of LA DA Jackie Lacey Charged with Assault for Waving Gun at BLM Protesters

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*David Lacey, the husband of LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, has been charged with three counts of assault with a firearm after waving his gun at Black Lives Matter protesters on his porch.

Lacey was captured on video on March 2 pulling a gun on activists in front of their home and threatening to shoot them if they didn’t get off his property, NewsOne reported. The demonstrators were airing out their grievances with Jackie when her husband opened the door and threatened to shoot them.

Misdemeanor charges were filed Monday against David at the San Fernando Valley courthouse, MSN reports.

His arraignment is set for Aug. 13.

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Video of the confrontation at the Lacey’s Granada Hills home was posted online by Melina Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University Los Angeles.

Abdullah said she rang the couple’s doorbell to ask Jackie about a meeting she agreed to have with the local BLM chapter. 

“Her husband pulled a gun, cocked it, pointed it at my chest and said, ‘I’ll shoot you. I don’t care who you are,’” she wrote in her caption.

“Get off. Get off of my porch,” David Lacey is heard demanding in the video. “I will shoot you. Get off of my porch.”

Hours after the incident, Jackie issued an apology on behalf of her husband. 

“He’s profoundly sorry. He meant no one any harm. It was just him and I in that house, and we really didn’t know what was about to happen,” she told reporters.

Scroll up and watch the tense moment via the Twitter clip above. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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