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


Gov. Jerry Brown Signs SB 978

July 18, 2014

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 978 into law. This bill, authored by Senator Mark DeSaulnier, and sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, provides a significant change to a law that ensures victims of sexual assault receive timely rape crisis counseling services. SB 978 allows a hospital to notify the local Rape Crisis Center when a victim arrives for a medical or evidentiary physical examination after a sexual assault. Prior to the passage of this bill, only law enforcement was required to notify the Rape Crisis Center.

Civil Lawsuit Settled Against Rite Aid Stores

June 30, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that the Office’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Division, along with Riverside and San Diego District Attorneys’ Offices and the California State Board of Pharmacy, has settled a $498,250 lawsuit against the owners of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain in California.

Podiatrist Charged with Illegal Drug Prescriptions

June 30, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office has charged San Leandro Podiatrist Dr. Tan Nguyen, 62, with felony counts related to the unlawful prescription of controlled narcotics. A joint law enforcement investigation between the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI, and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Nguyen wrote more than 5,000 controlled substance prescriptions between June of 2013 and June of 2014 – mainly for hydrocodone (Vicodin/Norco, an addictive narcotic pain killer), oxycodone (a highly addictive narcotic pain killer), carisoprodol (muscle relaxer) and diazepam (anti-anxiety medication).

Def. Guilty Verdict in Murder of 3 Yr. Old

June 23, 2014

(For Immediate Release)
June 23, 2014

Defendants Lawrence Denard &Willie Antawn Torrence Found Guilty of the Murder of 3 Yr. Old Carlos Nava

DA O'Malley on KALW Radio

June 9, 2014