LA’s Top Cop Files Restraining Order Against BLM Activist

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The president of the Los Angeles police commission filed a temporary restraining order against a Black Lives Matter activist for allegedly threatening and stalking him.

Matt M. Johnson, president of the police commission, alleged that activist Trevor Gerard followed him home and to his office, according to his Dec. 19th request for a restraining order, reports the Daily Mail.

The complaint maintains that Gerard “mouthed violent threats to Johnson from the audience at board meetings and made threatening statements.”

“These comments include ‘I’m going to beat your ass’ and ‘I am going to fucking kill you.’ These threats were made while he was looking directly at me, but because he did not speak them aloud, there was no recording,” Johnson said in the complaint.

Gerard denied the allegations, saying he only mouthed the words “a bitch ass house-boy” to Johnson. The BLM activist also made a “gratuitous reference” to the commissioner’s children, the complaint maintained.

The complaint came two days after Gerard and other Black Lives Matter protesters gained entry to the offices of the law firm where Johnson works.

Gerard maintains that Johnson is spinning the events out of context for political gain. The lawsuit leaves out that Gerard showed up at Johnson’s house with other activists, according to Gerard.

“I never told him that he should be afraid of me,” Gerard said to LA Weekly. “I never told him to meet me outside. I never threatened him with any kind of physical violence. ”

Gerard also attacked the police commission board.

“The people who sit on the commission board largely have acted as a rubber-stamp body for the extreme levels of violence that LAPD has been engaging in,” Gerard said.

Johnson could not be reached for comment.

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