In St. Louis, Kim Gardner survived a Democratic primary amid racist and sexist attacks from the president over a gun case against two Trump supporters.
David Lacey, husband of L.A. D.A. Jackie Lacey, was charged on Tuesday with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home.
Protesters rallied for changes in a local justice system that never charged the attackers with a crime.
The convicted rapist is serving a 23-year sentence in New York, and faces another trial in Los Angeles.
After a close primary race, reformer candidate George Gascón will have the chance to unseat incumbent Jackie Lacey in November.
Progressive candidates are running to transform the Los Angeles district attorney’s office.
A district attorney has complained that he was not legally able to prosecute the officer.
Newly elected progressive Chesa Boudin fulfilled one of his major campaign promises: eliminating prosecutors’ use of cash bail in all criminal cases.
Chesa Boudin, whose parents spent decades in prison, won despite his opponent Suzy Loftus being appointed interim DA weeks before the election.
Chesa Boudin is a public defender whose progressive platform includes closing jails.