Woman who lifted baton during police shooting faces charges

An officer dropped a nightstick during a struggle with a homeless man who was shot to death by police on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, and the woman who picked it up now faces an assault charge that could send her to prison for 25 years to life.

The March shooting was captured on video, which shows Trishawn Cardessa Carey, 34, briefly lifting the baton as police scuffled with the man. Police say Charly Keunang grabbed an officer’s holstered gun when they tried to take him into custody on suspicion of robbery, leading three other officers to open fire.

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