David Lacey Biography, David Lacey Wiki
David Lacey is the longtime husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Jackie, a two-term incumbent, is up for re-election in a hotly contested election. On Monday morning, David stepped outside of his home and pulled a gun on protesters standing outside of his home, telling them to get off his porch.
“I will shoot you,” they told him on video. “Get out of my porch.” You can watch a video below.
Since then, Jackie apologized for her husband’s actions, said she deeply regretted what she had done and insisted that she only acted that way because she was afraid.
Jackie and David now live in the Granada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, per the Los Angeles Sentinel.
Lacey worked for years for the Research Office of the D.A., but has since retired. During his time there, he worked as a research auditor.
As for Jackie, she has been working as a D.A. Los Angeles County since 2012. Both she and David attended Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. From there, Jackie attended the University of California, Irvine, as a university student, then went to the University of Southern California to study law.
David Lacey and Jackie Lacey
The Laceys have been together for several decades, and are actually high school boyfriends. According to Los Angeles magazine, they met when Jackie was a teenager singing in the Trinity Baptist Church choir.
Jackie and David’s relationship has remained relatively private during Jackie’s public ascent. However, she recognized her husband and children during her oath ceremony.
“I want to thank my husband, David, and my children, Kareem and April, for all they have done to help me make this dream come true,” she said. “Also my nephew Laydell.”
David Lacey Video
In the video above, as credited to the Black Lives Matter LA Chapter, David can be seen responding to protestors with a gun. Specifically, he stepped outside of his house pointing a gun, and said, “I will shoot you. Get off my porch.”
#BREAKING 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. @BLMLA pic.twitter.com/wnCFMMvaWV
— Jasmyne Cannick (@Jasmyne) March 2, 2020
Per The Los Angeles Times, there were about 30 protestors outside of the Lacey home, and they were protesting Lacey’s refusal to meet with black activists and organizers in South L.A. At first, the protestors were sitting in chairs on the sidewalk near the Lacey property. But David only came out of the house when three of the protest leaders went to the front door.
One organizer, Melina Abdullah, told the publication, “I thought I was being paranoid, and I said, ‘That didn’t sound good.’ And then her husband opened the door and pointed a gun and said, ‘Get off my porch.’”