The first black person to serve as district attorney for Los Angeles has criticized Black Lives Matter activists for showing up at her house in the middle of the night, leading her husband to pull a gun on them.
Jackie Lacey, who was elected in December 2012, was asked in an interview on Saturday about the March 2 incident.
She was also questioned about moves to defund the police, her record in policing the police, and how it feels to have Black Lives Matter now campaigning to get rid of her in the November election.
'It's surreal,' she told CNN, speaking about the weekly protests against her.
'It's almost like an out-of-body experience.'
She said many within BLM seemed unaware of her story, and her rise from humble beginnings to be the first black DA in the 170-year history of the office.
'I get in here and the most vocal group who wants to take me out is a group known as Black Lives Matter,' Lacey said.
'They're treating me like 'the man. But if they only knew that I'm the girl from the neighborhood.'
For two and a half years BLM have been questioning her leadership, and taking issue with her failure to prosecute police officers accused of misconduct.
She defended her record, saying protesters often did not have access to the full facts or grasp the legal nuances.