LA district attorney’s husband pulls gun on BLM activists. California attorney general charges him

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LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey is running for reelection. Her husband David Lacey was charged this week after he pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter protestors. How might that affect her reelection bid? Photo by Los Angeles County.

LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s husband was charged this week after pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter protesters in March.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed those charges against David Lacey, including three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm.

Black Lives Matter organizer Melina Abdullah said when protesters knocked on their front door, David Lacey answered and pointed a gun at her chest.

All of this comes ahead of Jackie Lacey’s run for reelection, and as her opponent, former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, is becoming a greater threat to unseat her in November.

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