On Monday, December 12, 2016, the Contra Costa County District Attorney‘s Office and the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office stipulated to the dismissals of three felony cases, ten misdemeanor cases, and two infraction cases involving former Pittsburg Police Officers Michael Sibbitt and Elisabeth Ingram. The officers were witnesses in all of the prosecutions. Issues had arisen in three of the cases over the failure to provide timely production of information to the court concerning the officers.
The dismissed cases included infraction charges of Petty Theft and Disturbing the Peace; misdemeanor charges of Petty theft, Resisting Arrest, and Providing False Information to Police, and Possession of Controlled Substances; and felony charges of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, and Commercial Burglary. Only one of the dismissed cases involved a prison sentence, and that individual’s time in custody was served in county jail. The remainder of the dismissed cases involved either fine penalties or county jail sentences, with the longest county jail sentence being 180 days.
It is important to note that the officers involved in this matter no longer work for the Pittsburg Police Department.
For additional information concerning this matter, please contact Deputy District Attorney Lynn Uilkema at (925) 957-8794