“Consider the source,” said Henry of the allegations as he waited outside the courtroom Monday. “They don’t know my heritage. They don’t know my family. I’ll let the paperwork speak for itself.” The neighbors have had mutual restraining orders against each other for several years, said Hamilton. Henry offered no further comment on the matter. The Hamiltons hoped to add more conditions, such as requiring Henry to not possess firearms and adding his wife, Sharon Henry, to the current restraining order at a hearing set for March 14, she said. A Board of Rights panel at the Los Angeles Police Department said Henry was no longer employed there as of October 2006, said Hamilton. [email protected] (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The charge arose from a Dec. 2 incident in which Henry is accused of pepper-spraying his neighbor, a white man married to an African-American woman. Henry is black. John Hamilton and Henry, next-door neighbors on Laurel Avenue, both acknowledge a prolonged dispute, said Hernandez. Mellanie Hamilton, who has been married to John Hamilton for 22 years, said the couple have been continually harassed by Henry since 2001 due to their inter-racial marriage. PASADENA – A former LAPD officer accused of pepper spraying his Altadena neighbor out of anger over the neighbor’s interracial marriage showed up in court for arraignment without an attorney Monday, officials said. Because he lacked representation, the scheduled arraignment of Irsie Henry was continued. Henry was arrested Jan. 11 at the Pasadena Superior Courthouse on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray late last year, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Detective Deputy Ron Hernandez. On that day, Henry was at the courthouse for a hearing regarding a restraining order filed by the same man he is accused of spraying, Hernandez said.