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September 14, 2015: Reality Television Personality Sentenced for Resisting Arrest in Beverly Hills

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A reality television personality was sentenced today to three years summary probation and 30 days of community labor for resisting arrest following her removal from the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Rosa Zavala said Kim Erica Richards, 50, entered a no contest plea to one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest in case 5WA31677.

Richards was immediately sentenced. In addition to probation and community labor, the defendant was ordered to complete 52 weeks of Alcoholics Anonymous sessions and to stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Richards was asked to leave The Polo Lounge at the hotel on April 16. She refused to leave and police were called to remove her from the premises, the prosecutor said.

While at the police station, the defendant resisted and kicked an officer, the prosecutor added.

The case was investigated by the Beverly Hills Police Department.