Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

Meet DA Nancy E. O'Malley

The Alameda County
District Attorney's Office

is dedicated to serving our community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and the vigorous protection of victims' rights.

Have you been the victim of crime?

From helping in times of crisis to providing a support in court, find out how our Victim-Witness Assistance Division can help you if you have been a victim of crime.

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In the Community

Recently, we participated in the Día de Los Muertos Festival in Oakland's Fruitvale District. We spoke with our community members about our work, the ACFJC, youth programs, collaborative courts, and how we help victims. View our slideshow...

Drug Take Back Day

We collected more than 180 pounds of
unused prescription and over-the-counter medication at our most recent event. Thank you to our community members who disposed of their medications safely!

Current news & events XML

People v Darius Swain

A jury convicted defendant Darius Swain of six felony counts, including human trafficking of a minor with force, pimping of a minor, pandering of a minor, robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, and felon in possession of ammunition.

People v Christian Burton

A jury found defendant Christian Burton guilty of first degree murder with special circumstance for the death of off duty paramedic Quinn Boyer. Read more ...

Listen to podcast of DA O’Malley in conversation with California State Senator Connie Leyva discussing the importance of testing sexual assault kits.

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District Attorney Releases Final Report on the Fatal Shooting of Sahleem Tindle

Download PDF of Complete Report

DA Statement on Former Inspector

Read the statement issued by DA Nancy O'Malley.

District Attorney Announces Felony Charges Filed Against Sheriff’s Sergeant

DA Nancy O’Malley announced that her office has filed four felony charges against Alameda County Sheriff Sergeant James Russell based upon the illegal and secret recordings of four in-custody juvenile suspects. Read more...

DA-Sponsored Sexual Assault Bill Signed by Governor

In a victory for survivors of sexual assault crimes, 
Governor Brown signs DA-sponsored bill mandating the statewide counting of backlogged sexual assault kits. Read more...

People v Melvin Allen

A jury found defendant Melvin Allen guilty of the murder of Dominique Johnson. The jury further concluded that the murder was premeditated, deliberate and of the first degree.

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DA O'Malley announces murder charges against John Lee Cowell

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced that criminal charges have been filed against defendant, John Lee Cowell, in the brutal murder of Nia Wilson and the attempted murder of Letifah Wilson on July 22, 2018. Read more ...

People v Meini Foster

A jury convicted defendant Meini Foster of kidnapping and three forcible sex crimes.

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