SAN FERNANDA – A the case of firearms was fired against the husband of former Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who in 2020 was accused of pointing a gun at a door ordering a group of Black Lives Matter protesters to leave the Granada Hills property.
David Alan Lacey was allowed to take part in an 18-month sabotage program last May to resolve an offense case in which he was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, take 13 anger management classes, take a gun safety course and not own a firearm. weapons. during the dismissal period, but Supreme Court Justice David Stewart terminated the dismissal early after Lacey completed all the terms of the program, according to attorney Samuel Tyr.
“David is happy that this case is behind him,” Tire said.
In May last year, a judge said he thought Lacey’s case was “an appropriate case for distraction,” noting that at the time he was “a 67-year-old man who otherwise led an exemplary, productive life.” The judge also noted that there is a “unique politically tense situation that is unlikely to happen again.”
In a statement shortly after the May 2021 hearing, David Lacey’s lawyer said: “We support David’s innocence. On the night of the incident, he defended his wife and family from protesters. This distraction allows David to avoid the risk of a jury trial. We are happy that the judge and the prosecutor general agreed that the sabotage was appropriate. “
At a meeting in April 2021, one of the members of the group, Melina Abdullah, who was named one of the alleged victims in the complaint, told the judge: “So what I experienced at the hands of David Lacey was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. “He is being treated because he is the husband of a former prosecutor.”
Lawyer Carl Douglas, representing Abdullah and two other victims listed in the complaint, said the protesters were near Lacey’s house for 40 minutes before the collision.
“It is not a circumstance that an embarrassed husband is defending his family,” Douglas told a judge during a hearing in April 2021.
In August 2020, the California Attorney General’s Office charged Lacey with three counts of assault with a firearm in connection with a March 2, 2020, meeting with protesters. The action took place before sunrise. David Lacey was spotted in a video directing a gun at the front door of the couple’s house and ordering protesters to leave the property. No detentions or injuries were reported.
You can hear the protesters asking to see his wife, forcing him to order the group to leave the property again.
Members of the Black Lives Matter, who took part in the protest, immediately condemned the actions of David Lacey. Activist Jasmine Kennick posted a video on the Internet and sent links to local media.
Black Lives Matter has repeatedly protested against Jackie Lacey, criticizing her for seeing non-prosecution of law enforcement officers for shooting minority suspects, and accusing her of failing to meet with them to discuss the issue.
Abdullah – who said the protesters left Lacey’s porch in less than 60 seconds – insisted that Lacey’s house was not banned, given that the district attorney is a government official and the BLM never threatened her.
On Twitter, Abdullah claimed that David Lacey “pointed a gun at my chest and said, ‘I’ll shoot you.'” She noted last year that the charges against him were “misdemeanors, but nonetheless charges.”
Jackie Lacey lost her application for a third term as county attorney to former San Francisco attorney George Gascon.
In a statement issued during her election campaign in 2020, she said: “The events that took place earlier this year have caused my family tremendous pain. My husband acted in fear for my safety after we were subjected to months of harassment that included the threat of death at least a week before. The protesters arrived at my house shortly after 5 a.m. when I was upstairs. My husband felt we were in danger and acted with genuine concern for our well-being. ”
Shortly after the charges were filed, Tire said he and his client were “disappointed that the Attorney General’s Office found the conduct to be criminal.”
He then added that his client “human instinct forever and ever protects his wife and family and protects them from physical harm”.