Ousting incumbent Jackie Lacey was a top priority for Black Lives Matter and criminal justice reform advocates.
If convicted as charged in Los Angeles, he faces up to 140 years to life in state prison.
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.
California and LA County lowered bail to $0 for several offenses to keep people out of jail during the pandemic. But internal emails show prosecutors discussing ways to apply the old bail amount in certain cases.
DA Jackie Lacey's campaign opponent called out her office for risking lives by pushing cases that could have been dismissed or delayed.
After a close primary race, reformer candidate George Gascón will have the chance to unseat incumbent Jackie Lacey in November.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey, a Democrat, is facing two progressive challengers in Tuesday's primary.
Progressive candidates are running to transform the Los Angeles district attorney’s office.