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

Meet DA Nancy E. O'Malley


DA O’Malley Calls for Artists to Collaborate in Project Creating Art out of Dismantled Firearms Feb 15, 2018

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation, is proud to announce a groundbreaking new project entitled 'The Art of Peace - Alameda County'. This collaborative effort will engage local artists to create three dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

“Gun violence continues to plague our communities. This project brings renewed awareness and attention to our ongoing efforts to end this crisis,” says DA O’Malley.

“Over the past 30 years, the DA’s Office has amassed over one thousand firearms that were collected as evidence in criminal prosecutions. The time has come to turn these objects of violence into beacons of light.”

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DA O’Malley Unveils New Anti-Trafficking Billboards Feb 8, 2018

Oakland, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley introduced the new public anti-trafficking awareness campaign, entitled ‘Human Trafficking: it’s real and it’s here’, designed to encourage the public to recognize that human trafficking – both sex trafficking and labor trafficking – is a significant issue in communities throughout Alameda County and the Bay Area.

This is the fourth year the DA’s Office has developed an anti-trafficking awareness campaign as part of the office’s commitment to raise awareness of sexual and labor exploitation in Alameda County, the Bay Area, and beyond.

“This campaign challenges us all to open our eyes to the fact that human trafficking—both labor trafficking and sex trafficking—happens here, in our own backyard,” says DA O’Malley.

“This knowledge is crucial to fighting and putting an end to modern day slavery.”

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People v James Evans Lightner Feb 6, 2018

Recently, a jury found Defendant James Evans Lightner guilty of three counts of forcible rape and two counts of forcible oral copulation.

Defendant Lightner and the victim, Jane Doe, knew each other for approximately 30 years and had a son together. On June 6, 2017, Defendant Lightner came over to Jane Doe’s apartment in Hayward after an evening out. She went to the kitchen to prepare him some food, and Defendant Lightner came up behind her and began sexually assaulting her. She pushed him away and told him to stop, and Defendant Lightner didn’t like being rejected and became angered.

While they were on the couch watching television, Defendant Lightner sexually assaulted Jane Doe again. She told him no numerous times and pushed him away. Defendant Lightner became angry and slapped her across the face. She tried other diversions, but he continued to beat and and rape her. The event lasted three hours until Defendant Lightner passed out and the victim was able to hide in the bathroom and call for help.

On January 9, 2018, Defendant James Evans Lightner was sentenced to 36 years in state prison and will be a registered sex offender for life.

The case was prosecuted by Snr DDA Angela Backers with assistance from DA Inspector James Rullamas and Victim-Witness Advocate Jenifer Mello.

Scam Alert: Unsolicited Contacts By Scammers Offering Computer Protection Feb 1, 2018

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is urging local residents to be aware of a computer-based scam in which consumers are contacted by people posing as technicians from established computer or software companies.

The scammers, who pretend to work on behalf of well-known companies such as Microsoft or Apple, either send pop-up messages or directly contact consumers claiming that the consumer has malware or a virus on his or her computer that requires immediate attention. When the consumer provides the scammer with a password or gives remote access to his or her computer, the scammers will either 'diagnose' a fictional problem or create an actual one. They will then demand large amounts of money – usually via wire transfer or other direct cash payment -- to 'correct' it. Consumers have reported that some scammers contact them numerous times claiming that their software requires further updates.

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DA’s Office Partners with Asm Quirk to Help the Environment and Victims of DV Jan 31, 2018

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office, under the leadership of District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, has partnered with Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to introduce two important bills into the legislature:

AB 1973: clarifies that emergency medical service workers are mandated reporters.
AB 1980: extends the statute of limitations for the prosecution of violations of the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act.

The two bills were authored by Asm Quirk and sponsored by the Alameda County DA's Office.

"AB 1973 makes clear that emergency medical service workers are mandated reporters for domestic violence. This clarification will enable and empower these first responders make a report, a proactive step vital to preventing further abuse and escalating violence. I believe this bill will save lives," said DA O'Malley.

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DA O’Malley Recieves Modern-Day Abolitionist Award Jan 11, 2018

Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley today received the Modern-Day Abolitionist Award for Leadership from the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT). She was presented with the plaque by Benita Hopkins, chair of SFCAHT and program Director at Generations United, at an awards ceremony at San Francisco City Hall.

“I wish to thank the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking for this tremendous honor. The organization does a phenomenal job uniting people from all over the Bay Area to fight human trafficking in our communities, and it was so heartening today to see so many people in the room who are all focused on this issue,” DA Nancy O’Malley said.

L-R: SFCAHT Coordinator Antonia Lavine, DA Nancy O'Malley, and SFCAHT Chair Benita Hopkins.

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Statement from DA O’Malley on Charges Filed Against Mohammed Abraar Ali Jan 2, 2018

“This morning, my office filed a criminal complaint against Mohammed Abraar Ali alleging a violation of penal code section 187, murder, with a special allegation of great bodily injury. The complaint also alleged additional felony charges with special allegations including driving under the influence, driving and causing injury with a blood alcohol content over 0.08%, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol causing injury, and an infraction for speeding greater than 100 miles per hour," said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley.

“We extend our very deep sympathies to the family of Officer Camilleri, to his friends, and his CHP family. We also hope for a speedy and full recovery of Officer Velazquez.

"As with all victims of crime, and those who have lost a family member because of crime, the Victim-Witness Division of my office will provide services to the family of Officer Camilleri as well as Officer Vasquez, and we will provide support, resources, and assistance as they need, and as we can.

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People v Kalvin N Craven Dec 27, 2017

On December 18, 2017, a jury convicted defendant Kalvin N Craven of four counts of robbery with the additional enhancement that he personally used a firearm. Co-defendant Reginald Davis is being tried separately.

On August 10, 2017, Defendant Craven, his co-defendant, and an uncharged driver were driving in Oakland, seeking out potential victims to rob. Near the intersection of East 21st and 8th Street, they spotted the four victims who were going door-to-door handing out promotional materials for their religion.

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