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LA district attorney sorry husband aimed gun at protesters

Los Angeles DA Protest
Posted at 1:34 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 16:35:01-05

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles County district attorney has apologized for her husband pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter demonstrators who came to their Los Angeles home.

The encounter Monday came a day before a primary election for District Attorney Jackie Lacey's seat. The first black woman to lead the largest local prosecutor's office in the U.S. is seeking a third term.

Lacey says she and her husband were frightened and were both sorry.

A Black Lives Matter organizer says Lacey's husband pointed the gun at her chest. A man in a video says, “I will shoot you. Get off of my porch.”

Police confirmed they were called to the home over protesters.