An activist with the group Black Lives Matter has been convicted of interfering with Pasadena police officers. She is scheduled to be sentenced next week.
The conviction stemmed from a September, 2015 incident in which officers were investigating a separate incident involving an altercation at a local restaurant.
When officers located the woman involved in the altercation at a local park, she had apparently already joined up with a group of protesters.
When officers attempted to place the woman into custody for the restaurant incident, prosecutors say that Jasmine Richards tried to start a riot and prevent officers from maintaining custody of the woman.
After an investigation into Richards' behavior was conducted she was placed under arrest a few days later.
Richards is slated to be sentenced next week and is facing a maximum of four years in prison.