Black Lives Matter Activist Convicted of Interfering With Pasadena Police

Jasmine Richards; Photo: via pasadenanow.com

Jasmine Richards; Photo: via pasadenanow.com

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.

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