A judge in the San Fernando Courthouse rules that David Allan Lacey, the husband of Los Angeles County Jackie Lacey, should face prosecution by the State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, not the City Attorney.
David Lacey stands accused of pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters at the couple’s home in March.
The attorney for Lacey says he and his client do not believe that the California Attorney General has jurisdiction in his case.
Earlier this summer, David Lacey was charged by the CA AG for allegedly pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three misdemeanor charges on Monday against David Lacey for assault with a firearm for the March 2 incident, according to a US News and World Report story.
David Lacey allegedly said "I will shoot you" to the "Black Lives Matter" protesters in March one day before the primary election outside the couple's home.
“He’s profoundly sorry,” said DA Jackie Lacey of her husband, who allegedly pulled a gun on a protester outside their home. “He meant no one any harm.”
DA Lacey is in a runoff in November for her third term.
According to an Associated Press story from March, "Black Lives Matter organizers spurned Lacey's apology during a separate news conference. They said they were “traumatized."
Abdullah tweeted about the incident in March: