Jackie Lacey and Steve Cooley stave off union busting and perjury allegations until December 4th. One day after Jackie Lacey is sworn in to office she prepares for trial. Steve Cooley makes his way to federal court for union busting over the past decade. (Read first amended complaint here) Jackie Lacey testified in an Employee Relations Commission hearing, under oath, that she warned well respected Deputy DA Rob Dver to stay away from the union or it would be bad for his career. (Jackie Lacey transcript #1) (Jackie Lacey transcript #2) Rob Dver testified that elected District Attorney Steve Cooley told him to stay away from the union and was then transferred to a lesser assignment. (Rob Dver-transcript) Jackie Lacey later perjured herself when she recanted her testimony claiming the “twinkie defense”. (Lacey perjury transcript) She said her original testimony, under oath, in front of the Employee Relations Commission was inaccurate because she had “low blood sugar” and was “obviously confused.” Her poor eating habits were her excuse when she realized the impact of her statements about Steve Cooley and his anti-union behavior. Jones Day will likely argue that Lacey and Cooley were merely warning their friend not to work with Steve Ipsen, an accomplished trial attorney with an outstanding trial record, and the prosecutors union. Unfortunately, this violates the United States Constitution under the 1st Amendment. Lacey and Cooley are at the helm of turmoil that has plagued the DAs office for the past 10 years. They are accused of violating the union members’ rights of free speech and rights of association under the federal constitution.
Jackie Lacey and Steve Cooley Face a Federal Injunction and Union Bustion Charges in Federal Court