The video of the LAPD shooting unarmed and homeless man known as “Africa” has been a media sensation over the past few months. In the wake of numerous of other police brutatlity videos circulating this year this one remains to be one that many point there fingers as to just going to far.
Somewhat forgotten was the second actor in the confrontation: In the video you can see Trishawn Cardessa Carey, 34 pickup a nightstick one of the officers dropped during the struggle with Africa.
She has now been charged with assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer and resisting arrest, and could face 25 years to life in prison under California’s three-strikes sentencing law for repeat offenders.
Her bail which was originally set at 1 million dollars has had the bail reduced to $50,000.
Carey has nine prior convictions, including two serious or violent felonies. California’s three-strikes law mandates long prison sentences for people convicted three times of violent or serious felonies.
She currently is awaiting trial and as of today has not posted the $50,000 bail.