VIDEO: District Attorney's Husband Points Gun At Black Lives Matter Protesters
Los Angeles, CA – Police were called to Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s home early Monday morning after her husband pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters banging on their front door (video below).
The incident occurred at about 5:40 a.m. on March 3 after Black Lives Matter protesters showed up at the district attorney’s home before sunrise, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Protesters told reporters at the scene that they rang the doorbell and Lacey’s husband opened it with a gun in his hand.
One of the protesters posted cell phone video of the incident to social media.
“This morning Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s husband pulled a gun out on Black Lives Matter activists who protested his wife in front of their house,” Jasmyne Cannick tweeted.
The video showed a bald African American man in a black shirt standing in the threshold of a home pointing a black handgun in the direction of a group of protesters on his front porch.
“Right now. Get lost!” the man ordered the protesters trespassing on his porch.
“Good morning!” a woman off camera chirped in response.
“Get off of my porch,” the man said in the video.
“Are you going to shoot me?” the same woman asked.
“I will shoot you,” he replied. “Get off of my porch.”
“Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we’re here?” the woman continued, undaunted.
“I don’t care who you are. Get off my porch right now,” the man said in the video.
“We’ll get off your porch when you tell…” she began.
“We’re calling the police right now,” the man said and then shut the front door, the video showed.
“Good, good,” the woman said with a shaky voice. “He pulled a gun and pointed it at my chest.”
Then she started yelling at the house again.
“We’re here for the community meeting Jackie Lacey,” the woman hollered.
And then the rest of the demonstrators started chanting “Jackie Lacey will go” as the video ended.
"For clarity for folks outside of Los Angeles who don't know the history, @BLMLA (Black Lives Matter Los Angeles) has been trying to meet with their elected District Attorney for years. She hasn't met with the Black community since 2016," Cannick tweeted.
LAPD Public Information Officer Lizeth Lomeli said no one was arrested during the protest, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The protest occurred one day before Los Angeles voters head to the polls to vote in a hotly-contested district attorney’s race.
Lacey, a two-term incumbent, is popular with the law enforcement community and has been accused of not charging enough police officers with excessive force, the Los Angeles Times reported.
As such, she has become the target of anti-police groups such as Black Lives Matter, who have protested numerous campaign events and the debate.
Watch video of the incident on the district attorney’s front porch here below: