Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey (D-Calif.) apologized to Black Lives Matter after protesters swarmed her house and elicited a reaction from her husband, as USA Today reports.
The protesters, who claim that Lacey isn’t soft enough on crime and doesn’t prosecute police officers enough, were chanting and waving signs outside her house early in the morning when one of them rang the doorbell. In response, her husband opened the door and aimed a gun at them, saying “I will shoot you, get off of my porch. I don’t care who you are.” Before closing the door, he added that he was calling the police on the protesters.
At a press conference the next day, Lacey said that she was “profoundly sorry” for her husband’s behavior, while also somewhat defending herself by saying “I do not believe it is fair or right for protesters to show up at the home of people who dedicate their lives to public service.” Both Lacey and her husband themselves are African-American.
Lacey is up for re-election today, facing off against two challengers: former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, and former county public defender Rachel Rossi.