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

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April 2017

People v Shawn Kimani Martin Apr 28, 2017

On April 11, 2017, a jury found Defendant Shawn Kimani Martin guilty as charged of second degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle.

Around 9:34pm on April 23, 2014, victim Melissa Martinez walked out of her home in East Oakland, on her way to meet her cousin. As she was getting into her car, Defendant Shawn Martin shot her twice in the head. After hearing the gunshots, her mother and a the victim's girlfriend ran outside of the house to find Melissa, 21, sitting inside of her car. She was taken by Paramedics to Highland Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 10:12 pm.

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Big Lots Stores Settle Case of Environmental Violations Apr 27, 2017

OAKLAND -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, together with 34 other California District Attorneys and 2 City Attorneys, today announced a settlement with Big Lots Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Big Lots”).

The civil settlement is the culmination of the prosecutors’ investigation into Big Lots’ unlawful disposal of hazardous waste at its stores across the state and at its distribution center. The parties agreed to a court judgment that orders Big Lots to pay $3,507,500 in civil penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental projects.

Big Lots generates hazardous waste through chemical product spills, damaged containers of chemical products, customer returns, and similar events. The hazardous waste includes corrosive and ignitable liquids, toxic materials, batteries, and electronic devices and other e-waste.

Prosecutors pursued this enforcement action after discovering Big Lots had failed to properly manage and dispose of hazardous waste at its 206 California retail stores and at its distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga. Big Lots employees disposed of hazardous waste in ordinary dumpsters bound for local landfills unpermitted to accept the waste, rather than having the waste lawfully transported to authorized hazardous waste facilities.

“Retailers must ensure the hazardous wastes they generate are not simply disposed of at local landfills not authorized or designed to accept hazardous waste,” stated Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley.

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2017 Drug Take Back Day Apr 26, 2017

On April 29, 2017, the Alameda County DA’s Office will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The public is encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription or over the counter medication for free, confidential and safe disposal.

It is a great opportunity to rid your home of potentially-dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, thereby helping to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. This can also include unused pet medication. We can also collect unused pet medication for safe disposal.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

"The Alameda County DA’s Office is committed combating the serious issue of prescription drug abuse in our community," said District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley.

“Facilitating the safe disposal of these drugs serves a vital public safety and public health role. This is a critical step in reducing the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse and addiction in our community.”

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is essential in order to prevent the misuse of these substances, and to end the harmful environmental impacts of disposing of them in landfill or through our water system.

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People v Carl Thompson Apr 19, 2017

On April 11, 2017, a jury found Defendant Carl Thompson guilty of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, and the enhancement that he personally inflicted great bodily injury.

On October 27, 2016, the victim was at the Fremont BART station in the bus zone waiting for the 181 bus. The victim heard Defendant Thompson yelling behind her and using profanity towards Defendant Thompson's girlfriend. The victim turned around and asked Defendant Thompson if he was speaking to her. Defendant Thompson responded by telling her that he was speaking to her, and that he was going to send his girlfriend to beat the victim up.

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People v Henery L Camphor Jnr Apr 11, 2017

On April 4, 2017, a jury found Defendant Henery L Camphor Jnr guilty as charged of three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on two young boys, John Doe 1 and John Doe 2. Previously, Defendant Camphor was convicted in 2001 of lewd and lascivious behavior on a 7-year-old boy and served a prison sentence.

In 2014, Defendant Camphor spent months doing favors for and spending time with the family of his two victims. The victims in this case were an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy; they are cousins. Eventually, the family trusted Defendant Camphor enough to be alone with the two young boys. He took them camping at Lake Chabot and in the middle of the night had sexual contact with one boy, then the other boy.

Defendant Camphor is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19, 2017. With the prior sexual assault conviction, Defendant Henery L Camphor Jnr faces a life sentence in state prison on these new convictions.

The case was prosecuted by Senior DDA Susan Torrence, with assistance from DA Inspector Jean Luevano and Victim-Witness Advocate Hedy Mitlo.

DA O’Malley Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Apr 6, 2017

On April 4, 2017, DA Nancy O’Malley received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance for HOPE International. The award was presented at their annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in front of 700 child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and human trafficking professionals from around the world.

DA O'Malley received the award for her unwavering commitment to victims of crime, championing the Family Justice Center Model, developing innovative programs and training modules, and writing key pieces of legislation that protect victims of crime. She was the visionary behind the nationally recognized Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC), a space that unites police officers, prosecutors, advocates, counselors, and other professionals in one location to allow survivors to receive help within the one building. DA O'Malley also founded a Camp HOPE program that sends children exposed to domestic violence to camp each summer, and helps them navigate their way out of trauma toward a life of hope and healing.

“I am so proud to accept this award from the Alliance for HOPE. Developing the Alameda County Family Justice Center has been one of my chief priorities, and to see that over 120,000 people have been positively impacted by the ACFJC since it opened eleven years ago is truly wonderful," said DA Nancy E. O'Malley. "I am inspired and motivated to continue helping my community, to empower victims, and fight for their rights."

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DA Staff Honored for Restorative Justice Case Apr 3, 2017

Recently, SEEDS Community Resolution Center honored DA Nancy O'Malley, Deputy DA Colleen Clark, and Victim-Witness Advocate Yuen Chiang with the Community Partner Award.

The DA's Office reached out to SEEDS to facilitate a case involving a drug-related DUI in Berkeley. All parties were on board with pursuing this course of action and actively participated in discussions. DDA Clark was able to resolve the matter in a way that satisfied both the victim and defendant, and it was approved by the judge in late March.

The award was presented at their gala, in recognition of their commitment to pursuing alternative methods to reach a fair and just outcome that benefits all parties and facilitates healing.

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