On Thursday, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that misdemeanor charges against Antioch City Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker have been dismissed.
Walker was charged with One Count of Resist, Obstruct, Delay of a Peace Officer or EMT stemming from an incident at her home on Oct 3, 2021 where police responded to a report of a large party, noise complaints and shots fired–7 casings were located.
When reached for comment to confirm the case was dismissed and the reason behind it, the District Attorney’s Office confirmed the charges were dismissed, but declined to offer any statement as to why.
Yes, the case was dismissed in the Interest of Justice or Furtherance of Justice (PC 1385). The DA’s Office does not have any other comment beyond that.
Public Information Officer to the District Attorney
According to sources, at least one of the officers at Torres-Walkers home is one of the officers under investigation by the FBI and District Attorneys Office. This comes as the DA’s office has already dropped 40 cases tainted by possible police ‘moral turpitude’.
Torres-Walker told the East Bay Times that she believed her family was targeted and is contemplating a lawsuit.
- Sept. 1, 2022 – no response to this request as of press time
- Aug 3, 2022 – declined
- Nov 10, 2021 – declined
- Oct 4, 2021 – declined
On Nov 8, the Antioch Police Department filed misdemeanor charges on Antioch City Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. The charges stem from her role in a shooting incident in front of her home where she reportedly was interfering with a police investigation.
Walker has been charged with One Count of Resist, Obstruct, Delay of a Peace Officer or EMT. The case was filed Tuesday and no court date has been set.
A public records request for the body camera footage has been requested after the incident, still has not been provided since the case was under investigation.
According to the complaint:
COUNT 1 – RESIST, OBSTRUCT, DELAY OF PEACE OFFICER OR EMT
The undersigned states, on information and belief, that Tamisha Torres Walker, Defendant, did commit a Misdemeanor, a violation of PC148(a)(1), Resist, Obstruct, Delay Of Peace Officer Or EMT, committed as follows:
On or about October 3, 2021, in the County of Contra Costa, State of California, the crime of Resist, Obstruct, Delay Of Peace Officer Or EMT in violation of PC148(a)(1), a Misdemeanor, was committed in that TAMISHA TORRES WALKER did willfully and unlawfully resist, delay and obstruct Officer Desiderio who was then and there a peace officer attempting to and discharging the duty of his/her office and employment.
Complainant requests that the Defendant[s] be dealt with according to the law. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
Dated: November 9, 2021, at Martinez, California
The incident occurred on October 3 when police responded to a noise complaint followed by several gunshots being fired in front of her home.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 am Saturday on Gary Avenue where police received a report of a large party, noise complaints and shots fired. Police confirmed around the same time as the call from a neighbor, shot spotter picked up 7 rounds fired. Upon arrival, 7 shell casings were located in front of her home—no injuries were reported.
Police said they were met by what appeared to be an intoxicated homeowner (Torres-Walker) who refused to cooperate while stating “Antioch Police could not be trusted”.
At 1:35 am, police received a second call stating the person responsible for the earlier shooting returned and went inside the home. Police were unable to make contact to investigate the shooting.
It was stated at the time, Walker also interfered with the investigating officers including grabbing an ID/paperwork from an Officer.
The incident prompted Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe to issue a statement requesting Torres-Walker step down as chair of the Antioch Police Oversight Committee. Mayor Pro Tem Monica Wilson also called for Torres-Walker to step down. Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock requested Torres-Walker resign from the committee itself. Meanwhile, Councilmember Mike Barbanica requested Torres-Walker step down from the Antioch City Council.
Walker ultimately stepped down as chair of the committee, however, she still remains a seated member.
History with Antioch Police
The Oct. 3 incident is not Walkers only incident with Antioch Police. After a Dec. 30, 2020 incident involving her sons, Walker took to social media and performed a 9-minute Facebook Live rant attacking the Antioch Police Department making several accusations. This prompted Walker to call for an investigation. Within the investigation report, Walkers claims were deemed false according to the report.
According to a public records request, the Antioch Police Department has responded to Torres-Walkers home in Antioch a total of 9 times between March 20, 2021 and October 3, 2021.
Donate to D/A Becton’s campaign and you too can have your charges dropped. Antioch Chief, Mayor, and City Manager are all responsible for the failure to produce the body camera video. You want cops to have transparency? We want it for the Antioch City Council as well. Lamar…We are all waiting…
If this was reversed, you sure as hell bet the video would already have been leaked to the media. Talk about a cover up.
The Antioch circus continues, long overdue for all these clowns to go!!
Can this be recharged? Like if new evidence or new witnesses come forward?
Maybe a judge should bring it into court and let a jury decide guilt or not.
There is something wrong with our justice system if giving contributions to a DA running for office then he/she can make a decision not to prosecute you.
Antioch you reap what you sow. Make better decisions next election.
Like Sodom and Gomorrah, you too, Antioch shall be razed to the ground.
9 times? Everything’s fine.
Another Soros backed DA she needs to go along with the antioch city council time to get the hell out
You get what you vote for.
This is absolutely ridiculous. Her and Lamar are never held accountable. There will NEVER be transparency in the the city of Antioch as long as we are having this type of people that claim everyone is racist but them. Can’t wait to get out of this train wreck of a city.
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