- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who picked up a nightstick dropped by an officer involved in a struggle leading to the fatal police shooting of a man on Los Angeles’ Skid Row has rejected a plea deal that would have required her to admit a felony.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1Kl1GZ0) that District Attorney Jackie Lackey’s spokeswoman said Thursday that under the deal Trishawn Carey would have pleaded guilty to felony resisting an officer, been placed on probation and evaluated for a mental health treatment program.

Carey’s attorney Milton Grimes says he does not want Carey accepting a felony conviction that could land her back in jail for probation violations.

Video footage shows Carey briefly lifting the baton as police scuffled with Charly Keunang outside his Skid Row tent in March.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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