In this episode of LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez, Spectrum News 1 presenter Giselle Fernandez meets with Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, the first African American and the first woman to hold this position.
When she took the oath for the first time in 2012, she was supported by the Black Community.
Lacey is now sharply criticized by members of organizations like Black Lives Matter LA, who believe that they have failed to hold the police accountable for the deaths of blacks in police custody. She opens up to Giselle in an open conversation about the difficulties she is having and the tense moment when her husband threatens demonstrators in her house with a gun.
Lacey also tells of her beliefs and how he guides them through the difficult times. While proud of her accomplishments, Lacey also understands the outcry on the streets and knows that she has to do more.