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Harman Environmental Enforcement Case Dec 10, 2018

Managing Corporation of KFC, Taco Bell and A&W Fails to Submit Hazardous Materials Plans: Pays $195,000 in Environmental Enforcement Case

District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that defendant Harman Management Corporation, which manages restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Taco Bell, A & W, and Pizza Hut, has resolved a civil environmental enforcement case that was jointly investigated and prosecuted by the District Attorneys of Alameda, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. The matter was filed in Sonoma County Superior Court.

Carbon dioxide (C02) is a colorless, odorless gas that cannot be detected by human senses. Because it is heavier than air, C02 can cause asphyxiation by displacing air at lower levels in confined spaces and in the lungs. Leaks from compressed C02 tanks, especially in contained areas, can have serious health impacts, including dizziness, unconsciousness, and ultimately asphyxiation. C02 is used to carbonate beverages.

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People v Michael Brown Dec 7, 2018

On December 5, 2018, a jury convicted defendant Michael Brown of a felony sexual assault for forcing victim Jane Doe to orally copulate him against her will using force, violence and fear of immediate bodily injury.

On August 7, 2018, Defendant Brown, 51, picked up 18-year-old Jane Doe from a location in Oakland, CA, with the understanding that they would engage in acts of prostitution. Instead of the interaction being a commercial and consensual one, Defendant Brown physically assaulted Jane Doe, threatened her, and humiliated her for more than 3 hours.

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$7.4M Settlement with Target for Environmental Violations Dec 5, 2018

Alameda County District Attorney O’Malley, as Part of Coalition Led by Attorney General Becerra, Announces $7.4 million Statewide Settlement with Target for Environmental Violations


Oakland, CA – Alameda County District Attorney O’Malley, as part of a coalition including California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and 24 local governments, today announced a $7.4 million statewide settlement, including enhanced environmental compliance measures and injunctive terms, with Minnesota-based Target Corporation (Target).

The settlement resolves allegations that Target violated state laws and injunctive terms from a 2011 stipulated judgment regarding the company’s handling and disposal of retail hazardous waste. The current settlement follows investigations of Target’s conduct between 2012 and 2016, during which time the company committed violations by improperly disposing hazardous waste into landfills. The waste included items such as electronics, batteries, aerosol cans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and medical waste including syringes, over-the-counter and prescribed pharmaceuticals, as well as confidential medical information from its customers.

“This case underscores the importance of constant vigilance by agencies dedicated to protecting the environment,” states DA O’Malley.

“The Environmental Protection division of the Alameda County DA’s Office endeavors to ensure that every company conducting business in the county and the state disposes of hazardous waste in a manner that is legal and environmentally sustainable. Today’s settlement alerts any business in this county that does not comply with environmental protection laws that it will be investigated, and, when appropriate, brought to justice.”

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People v Carlos Romero Dec 3, 2018

Using DNA Technology to Solve Crimes

On November 13, 2018, Defendant Carlos Romero was found guilty after a bench trial of home invasion robbery in concert causing great bodily injury and carjacking causing great bodily injury.

On December 13, 2013, the victim was alone in her Dublin home when two men knocked on her door and said they had a package. When she opened the door, they forced their way into her home, beat her, and bound her hands behind her back. She was moved to the upstairs landing of her home, where the men ransacked the bedrooms. She was able to untie her bindings and ran for the door, but they caught up to her and beat her again. Her hands were again bound behind her back and her feet were bound. Overall, the defendant and his accomplice spent between 45 mins to an hour inside her home and stole approximately $25,000 worth of items, including her vehicle. The beating resulted in a broken orbital bone.

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DA’s Office Provides Thanksgiving Meal to 100 Alameda County Families Nov 21, 2018

Over the past two days, at three different locations, DA O’Malley and staff of the District Attorney’s Office teamed up to make sure that 100 families struggling with poverty and food insecurity would have all the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner.

On Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22, the DA’s Office provided a turkey and all the fixings to families gathered at the Alameda County Family Justice Center in Oakland, the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland, and the Eden United Church of Christ in Hayward.

“Too many families in our community face daunting hardships,” says DA O’Malley.

“We are grateful that we can provide these 100 families with the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal with their loved-ones.”

The Alameda County DA's Office wish to thank the Alameda County Family Justice Center Foundation Board for donating the fixings, generous support from Grocery Outlet, and the kind-hearted staff of AutoCom Nissan of Oakland for the pies at the ACFJC.

People v Darius Swain Nov 16, 2018

On November 5, 2018, 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.

In April 2017, Defendant Swain was introduced to 15-year-old Jane Doe through another juvenile girl he was actively exploiting. Defendant Swain would drive Jane Doe and two other young girls (14-years-old and 17-years-old) to known prostitution areas throughout the Bay Area. He would drop the girls off and watch them from his car to make sure they were soliciting men for sex. The girls were required to give all the money that they received from sex acts to Defendant Swain. The girls described multiple incidents of physical abuse during the time Defendant Swain was exploiting them. On one occasion the defendant broke a girl’s nose because she looked another man in the eyes which was in violation of Defendant Swain’s rules.

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People v Sophy Kong Nov 6, 2018

On September 20, 2018 a jury found defendant Sophy Kong guilty of first degree murder and found to be true the special circumstance of lying in wait. The jury further found the defendant guilty as charged of two counts of attempted 1st degree murder.

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People v Christian Burton Nov 1, 2018

On October 31, 2018, a jury found defendant Christian Burton guilty of first degree murder with special circumstance for the death of off duty paramedic Quinn Boyer.

On April 2, 2013, at around 10 am, the 16-year old defendant and five of his juvenile friends ranging from the ages of 13 to 15 walked together to the Island Market located on the corner of High Street and Congress Street in the city of Oakland. The six juveniles watched as an elderly victim purchased food and walked to his car. Four of the juveniles carjacked the man and escaped in his 2001 Dodge Intrepid. All six assailants packed into the vehicle and drove around Oakland looking for other victims to rob.

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The Importance of Sexual Assault Kit Testing Oct 23, 2018

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

Tindle OIS Report Oct 23, 2018

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

Download PDF of complete report.