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Antioch Councilwoman Charged With Misdemeanor After Interfering with Police Officer

by ECT

On Tuesday, 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

DIANA BECTON

District Attorney


Incident Background:

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.

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22 comments

Rafael Reyes-Rivera Nov 9, 2021 - 3:35 pm

This chick is a piece-of-work if there ever was one! Her ass needs to be royally booted out of the City Council pronto!

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Anne Marie Beck Nov 9, 2021 - 3:47 pm

WOW! Diana Becton finally got off her ass and did something right for a change! Maybe those $200 contributions didn’t go that far. But Becton didn’t go far enough! She should have charged Walker with FELONIES! What’s this ‘misdemeanor” crap? Interfering with police business where there is a shooting can cost someone their life, for Christ’s sake!

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Don Simonds Nov 9, 2021 - 6:48 pm

I agree Annie she’s finally doing something only cause she has too, that’s why it’s only misdemeanors. Btw where’s the individual that fired the gun and was the gun confiscated?

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Mr. Walker Nov 10, 2021 - 9:02 pm

I can’t stand this lunatic, take her away NOW PLEASE!!

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Robert C. Nov 9, 2021 - 5:01 pm

Nine police responses in just over six months? That says a lot.

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mrtbcabo Nov 9, 2021 - 5:06 pm

This is just becoming one hilarious soap opera. What is this now, like 25 criminal charges in her life including felony arson and DUI with her kids in the car. Hey but thanks for stepping down from the police oversite committee. You really want to do something good for Antioch resign your seat and move the hell out of this city before you have another party and someone gets shot. Holy snapping turtle teeth you can’t make this stuff up if you tried.

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STREET-SWEEPER Nov 9, 2021 - 6:31 pm

She aint did nurfin.

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Jack Hammer Nov 9, 2021 - 6:43 pm

How would you like to be Torres-Walker’s neighbor? Look both ways before you exit your house to make sure her kids don’t run you down on their quads and her guests don’t start shooting and you get caught in the middle!

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Brian Nissen Nov 16, 2021 - 3:50 pm

Guest.

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Kathie Nov 9, 2021 - 7:43 pm

Why is this person still on our City Council?. With this behavior she does not deserve to be in a leadership position, and should be removed immediately!!!!

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heehawfan Nov 11, 2021 - 12:19 pm

The only way to remove her is to recall her, which costs a ton of money because it takes a special election, and besides her term is up in November 2022 — so run against her and kick her ass in an election. Or find a candidate that can beat her, should she foolishly decide to run for re-election.

She is the 2020s equivalent of Ralph and Norma Hernandez — two TOOLBAGS who were on the council in the 90s.

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Pegster Nov 9, 2021 - 7:47 pm

Really think it is time to remove her from office. Not sure how she got there in the first place.

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SUPPORT THE BLUE Nov 10, 2021 - 2:36 am

This woman is nothing but trouble and has not done anything positive for Antioch. She’s helped make this place a dangerous out to live in. We need our police to be more proactive. They have to deal with some real scumbags!

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Gary Hall Nov 11, 2021 - 1:37 am

Why all the talk???
SOMEONE START A RECALL IF YOU FEEL THIS WAY AND GET HER OUT OF OFFICE.
TALKING ABOUT IT IS FUTILE

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Robert C. Nov 11, 2021 - 8:53 am

Gary, I completely agree.

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Cesar Lopez-Garcia Nov 13, 2021 - 12:13 am

Hey Gary! She was not legally elected and, therefore, no RECALL is needed. Arsonists are not allowed to run for office in California! Tamisha kept that information away from the public. But we did our homework! The Antioch city attorney is not doing his job. He should know the law. This has been brought up on this site many times!

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DON Nov 11, 2021 - 9:54 am

NOT AT ALL CONFIDANT THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER ACTIONS. POLITICS IN PLAY!

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Lori Nov 12, 2021 - 10:26 am

This girl been a problem since we were children nothing has changed with her I don’t even know why she was in the city council in the first place she come from a background of drug dealers her life been messed up since I’ve met her in 1992

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Raymond Nov 13, 2021 - 12:06 am

HEEHAWFAN — No! She was not legally elected in the first place, so just kicking her out is the way to go. No need for any RECALL petition. That is reserved for legally-elected people. People just don’t seem to get this.

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Madison Voltz Nov 13, 2021 - 1:23 pm

What gets to me is that this woman is making decisions for those of us who are NOT in district and sure as hell did NO vote for her. Her decisions are detrimental to Antioch and it’s residents. Her anti-police stance is putting this community in danger! She should have been removed a year ago.

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Craig Nov 14, 2021 - 8:44 pm

I voted for Joy, but the problem was that Manny wouldn’t step down and that was a big mistake. You cannot have 3 people running for the same office. Someone should have gently make Manny “see the light” and move on. Joy would have won easily. Instead, we are stuck with this woman. She needs to go! We cannot afford to have her here through November ’22 to continue messing up this city.

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Ellen G. Nov 15, 2021 - 9:50 pm

There’s a saying, “Give someone enough rope!”

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