Final Picnic Day Defendant Enters No Contest Pleas for Assault on Officers

Similar to the four other defendants, Perry accepted responsibility by admitting Felony Resisting and a Misdemeanor Battery on police officers. Perry will be also participate in a local restorative justice program.

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) - September 7, 2017 - District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that Antwoine Perry entered the same plea as four co-defendants involved in a Picnic Day assault on Davis Police Officers. Today, Perry entered a plea accepting responsibility for his role in the incident from earlier this year, during the annual Davis/UC Davis event.

Perry, aged 21, from Elk Grove, pled no contest to a felony charge of Resisting a Peace Officer with Threats, Force or Violence (PC 69) and a misdemeanor charge of Battery (PC 242). Perry’s case was delayed after he retained a new attorney on the date that the other defendants resolved their cases.

Under the terms of the negotiated agreement, Perry’s plea and conviction to the felony resisting arrest charge will be held over him by the judge for one year and sentencing will be deferred, thereby allowing the him an opportunity to earn a dismissal through the successful completion of court imposed conditions, including participation in a local restorative justice program in the City of Davis.

At today’s hearing Judge David Rosenberg ordered Perry to serve one year probation for the battery conviction, which requires him to obey all laws and pay fines and fees.

Supervising Deputy District Attorney Ryan Couzens, who handled the matter for the People, explained that the unique resolution was possible because of the Perry’s youth and lack of criminal record and the fact that through his plea he was accepting responsibility for their conduct pre-trial and at an early stage in the proceedings. In addition, Couzens emphasized that the case presented a unique opportunity for a restorative justice solution in Davis, which has shown strong support for such approaches. Since the other defendants pled, there have been robust discussions between the District Attorneys Neighborhood Court team, the Davis Police Department and Davis Mayor Robb Davis regarding developing the restorative justice process for this case.