The San Diego District Attorney and her henchmen support the incumbent Jackie Lacey's campaign in the tough battle to determine who will be the Los Angeles County's Chief Prosecutor.
Meanwhile Ex-L.A. Point Loma policeman and bestselling crime writer Joseph Wambaugh competes for Lacey's challenger, former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón.
The newest San Diego D.A. The money to make it into Lacey's campaign, according to disclosure records, came from San Diegans Against Crime, sponsored by the San Diego County Deputy District Attorneys Association, which raised $ 1,000 on Aug. 1.
Ex-San Diego D.A. Bonnie Dumanis gave $ 1,500 in December 2018, and her appointed successor, who was later ratified by voters Summer Stephan, gave it on November 20 last year.
Denise Nelesen, a county aging program specialist who is married to Dumanis, contributed $ 500 to Lacey's efforts in February this year. Other major financial troubles for Lacey who worked for San Diego & # 39; s D.A. This included investigator Paul Choi, who gave $ 1,000 on December 7, 2019.
Wambaugh, author of hardcore crime fiction classics about LA police force like Onion Field, Lies and Shadows and The Choirboys, made his $ 100 contribution to the Gascón campaign last November.
Wambaugh's support for Gascón has been outstripped by other police officers, including the San Diego Police Officers Association's Political Action Committee, which grants $ 5,000 to a committee called Families & Communities that supports Jackie Lacey for the 2020 District Attorney sponsored by Peace Officers Research Assn Provided. of California on August 18, according to the city of San Diego.
Gascón beat Lacey for negligent prosecution of police officers who kill suspects, according to a July 1 report in the Los Angeles Times.
"At this moment, as the police are on trial, so to speak, and some communities across the country … are talking about approaching public safety and law enforcement through different models, what [Lacey] represents is with the people, who do it certainly don't line the streets, "UCLA professor of social science and African American studies Darnell Hunt told the newspaper.
David Allan Lacey
"Yes, people will talk about social justice and reform, but I think in the end the majority of voters who appear in November will be equally concerned about their safety," Lacey replied.
Her husband, David Allan Lacey, was charged in August with three gun attacks in an incident in March where he showed up at the couple's front door in Granada Hills and brandished a revolver at Black Lives Matter protesters.