LA police officer gets restraining order against Black Life From activist over ‘threats’

A prominent Black Life activist in Los Angeles is hit with a temporary restraining order him to stay away from the head of the police of the commission.

L. A. Police Commission President Matthew Johnson told the judge that he was seeking the order against Trevor Gerard out of fear for his own and his children.

Johnson said in court papers that he had been stalked and threatened by the Black Lives Matter leader. He charged that at various meetings of the board Gerard had a big mouth threats, including “I’m a–” and “I go to f—— kill you.”

The official said that in the past few weeks Gerard went in search of him in his private office and family home. Johnson said that the police held Gerard in front of his house.

“The behavior and threats by [Gerard] put me in fear of harm to myself, my family and my colleagues, when [he] is near,” Johnson says in a court declaration in the restraining order request.

The temporary restraining order signed by a judge does not allow Gerard to get within 100 yards of Johnson, his wife and children, and his partner, except for the police commission meetings. There is the limitation of five meters. Gerard could be arrested if he ignores the restrictions.

A lawyer for the City of Los Angeles applied for the temporary restraining order on Dec. 19, the day after Gerard paid its unwanted visit to Johnson’s house. The police commission, the LAPD’s civilian oversight board.

LA Weekly reported Thursday that Gerard went to the house as part of a group of protesters with signs.

Gerard told the newspaper that Johnson was to distort the truth in retaliation for Black Lives Matter LA the confrontational style of activism.

“I never told him that he should be afraid of me,” Gerald told the week. “I never told him to meet me outside. I have never threatened him with any form of physical violence.”

LA Weekly is reporting that Johnson is pleading for the sharing of more information with the public about the police units.

The paper reports that Gerard regularly present at the meetings of the commission police, where he is mockingly addressed Johnson, who is also black, with the nickname ‘ houseboy.”

The court Jan. 10 for a hearing on the restraining order.

The efforts of the to reach Johnson were unavailing.


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