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June 2, 2010
On May 9, 2010 Nancy O’Malley led a team from the District Attorney’s Office on a week long work trip to Washington D.C. Of foremost importance, Ms. O’Malley, along with Deputy District Attorneys Sharmin Bock and Eric Swalwell and D.A. Inspectors Harry Hu and Craig Chew, attended the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to pay respect to Police Officers who have been killed in the line of duty and to honor the four slain Oakland Police Officers. President Obama addressed the large crowd gathered at the Memorial. The D.A. contingent also attended an emotional candlelight vigil officiated by United States Attorney Eric Holder.
While in our Nation’s Capitol, Ms. O’Malley and team were able to meet with many officials in order to highlight the Office’s programs and collaborations that have become national models. In various meetings and forums, the D.A. representatives presented on the Restitution Unit, the H.E.A.T. Watch program, New Beginnings, the Alameda County Family Justice Center and the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center.
During the week, the group attended two meetings at the White House. In the first of the two meetings, Ms. O’Malley, Mr. Swalwell and Inspector Chew met with the President’s White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, Lynn Rosenthal, and spoke about the Family Justice Center’s concept of collaborative comprehensive services. The next day, Ms. O’Malley and her team were asked to return to the White House to brief members of the Domestic Policy Council on the issues presented the day before to Ms. Rosenthal. Ms. O’Malley, Mr. Swalwell and Ms. Bock also met with the President’s Domestic Policy Council to discuss H.E.A.T. Watch, the DA’s innovative blueprint to combat human exploitation and trafficking.
In another venue, Ms. Bock addressed a Senate Panel on Domestic Human Trafficking, a hearing sponsored by the Senate’s Human Trafficking Caucus. The Panel was keenly interested in the H.E.A.T. Watch Program. The same topic was also addressed in a meeting at the Office of Violence Against Women. The DA team attended additional meetings at the Office of Victims of Crime.
During the week, Ms. O’Malley met with local representatives Jerry McNerney (CA-11), John Garamendi (CA-10), and Barbara Lee (CA-9), as well as Rep. Daniel Lungren (CA-3), a member of the Human Trafficking Caucus, and Jackie Speier (CA-12).
Ms. O’Malley was honored to meet with California Senator Diane Feinstein and to have the opportunity to speak to her about the excellent work of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.
Reading the names of the Fallen Officers from California.