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Man accused of resisting arrest while holding baby in Atlanta


Dante Jaquawn Walker is facing serious charges related to harming a child and resisting arrest. 

According to the Cobb County Police Department, Walker, 23, allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with officers while resisting arrest, all while holding a child in his arms. 

The arrest warrant accused Walker of refusing to comply with officers’ commands to release the child. 

The incident took place at 4501 Circle 75 Parkway in Atlanta. Officers’ attempts to subdue Walker and take him into custody were met with resistance. 

During the struggle with law enforcement, Walker is alleged to have squeezed the eight-month-old child to the point where the child cried out in pain. 

Despite multiple officers ordering him to cease harming the child, Walker reportedly resisted their commands and assumed a combative stance, balling up his fist as if to engage in a physical fight with the officers.  

In order to ensure compliance, Walker was tased by law enforcement. In the aftermath of the altercation, one officer sustained a knee injury, according to the arrest warrant

The charges against Walker include cruelty to children in the first degree, two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree, three counts of felony obstruction, and obstruction/hindering law enforcement. 

According to jail records, Walker was arrested and booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on August 1. Walkers was later released on a $20,000 bond.


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