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P. v. Richards, 275518

Reversing the conviction of a Black Lives Matter protester who was involved in a scuffle to prevent the arrest of a suspect during the demonstration for attempting to take another person from the lawful custody of a peace officer by means of a riot because the court failed to offer the jury instruction on the lesser included offense of rescue where the defendant claimed she was unaware that a lawful arrest was taking place.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/12/15


  • LUI


  • California Court of Appeal


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