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

Meet DA Nancy E. O'Malley


People v. Shiheim Johnson Mar 18, 2019

On March 13, 2019, a jury convicted defendant Shiheim Johnson of first degree murder with a personal use of a firearm, robbery with use of a firearm, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. On December 20, 2015, defendant and a juvenile co-participant agreed to sell a gun to the deceased victim and his cousin.

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Victims’ Rights Week Mar 12, 2019

Please join us for an afternoon of
celebrating our history and sharing our vision for the future.

Monday, April 8, 2019
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
1221 Oak St #536
Oakland, CA 94612

Download the invitation (pdf).

We will be recognizing the contributions of the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen, the Honorable Lois Haight Herrington, Former Assistant DA Howard Janssen, and Former Victim-Witness Director Harold Boscovich.

There will also be an awards presentation for:

Hon. D. Lowell Jensen
Hon. Lois Haight Herrington
Former Assistant DA
Howard Janssen
Former Victim-Witness Director
Harold Boscovich
Long-Time Volunteer: Lisa Statti

Stone Soup Competition 2019 Mar 1, 2019

One of the County's Vision 2026 Goals is to eliminate poverty and hunger. We enthusiastically support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The Food Bank currently provides services to 1 in 5 Alameda County residents. For every $1 donated via the Virtual Food Drive, the Food Bank is able to distribute $7 worth of food to families in need.

The county-wide tradition involves a friendly sculptural competition to encourage giving. This year's DA entry (pictured below) depicts an apple and textbooks, highlighting the office's dedication to students, families, and schools to ensure that every child "attends school today and achieves tomorrow".

DDA Danielle Hilton on Avlin Ailey Feb 25, 2019

ADA Terry Wiley on Sandra Brown Armstrong Feb 22, 2019

People v. Wilson, Samad, McFadden, Terrell Feb 15, 2019

On February 6, 2019, a jury convicted defendants Anthony Wilson, Aoderi Samad, Derrick McFadden, and Tyrone Terrell for the killing of Anthony Stevens. Wilson and Terrell were convicted of second-degree murder, Samad was convicted of first-degree murder, and McFadden was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

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Consumer Alert re: Improper Car Towing Feb 15, 2019

On February 8, 2019, inspectors with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, together with officers from other law enforcement agencies, executed a search warrant at locations associated with Private Property Impound, Inc. (PPI). PPI is a towing company based in Oakland. Cars towed by PPI would typically be claimed at PPI’s location on San Leandro Street in Oakland.

The matter is currently under investigation. If you believe that since January 2017 your car was improperly towed by PPI, or if you have any other relevant information, please contact District Attorney Inspector Michael Carter at (510) 383-8600.

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DDA Veronica Rios-Reddick on Wilma Rudolph Feb 11, 2019

Executive Director Cherri Allison on Harriett Tubman Feb 8, 2019

Captain Andrea Moreland on Madam C. J. Walker Feb 8, 2019

Thurgood Marshall Video Feb 7, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month

People v Bostyon Johnson Feb 6, 2019

On January 25, 2019, an Alameda County jury found defendant Bostyon Johnson guilty of 12 counts of child sexual assault. The conduct occurred from 2000-2012. Three young victims were sexually assaulted as children. The first victim was sexually assaulted beginning in the third or fourth grade and the crimes ceased when she was in high school. A second victim was sexually assaulted beginning when he was approximately 8 or 9 years old, and the third victim was sexually assaulted by the defendant when she was 12 years old. The case was prosecuted by DDA Peter McGuiness with the assistance of DA Inspector Veronica Ibarra.

People v James Amos Feb 4, 2019

January 24, 2019 a jury deliberated for two and a half hours before finding James Amos guilty of first degree murder in the brazen shooting death of Jeffrey Duckett at the Jack in the Box on 24th and International in Oakland, CA. The murder occurred on October 3, 2017 when the victim, Mr. Duckett went to meet his cousin, the defendant, at the church where the defendant volunteered. Mr. Duckett went to the Jack in the Box to get food while he waited for his cousin.

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People v Jesse Williams Feb 1, 2019

On January 31, 2019, a jury found Jesse Williams guilty of second degree robbery for stealing an iPhone on January 27, 2017 from a woman while she was riding her bike home from work in Emeryville to West Oakland. While crossing through the intersection of Mandela Pkwy and Horton St., defendant, in his car, honked and then pursued the victim as she crossed into the dedicated bike lane. The defendant hit victim with his car, flinging her off her bike and onto her back. He then confronted her while she lay on the ground. He hit her in the head and snatched the iPhone from her hand. During the interaction with defendant, the victim noticed a pistol grip protruding from his pants. While driving away from the scene, the defendant pointed, what turned out to be a replica firearm at the victim and threatened her life. The defendant was arrested on the 950 block of 12th St., Oakland. All loss and weapons were recovered by law enforcement. The case was prosecuted by DDA Will Layne.

BEWARE - Social Security Scam Jan 31, 2019


In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. Social Security has seen a spike in phishing scams, and we want to protect you as best we can.

Please take note; there’s a Social Security impersonation scam going around right now.

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Alameda County United Against Human Trafficking Jan 25, 2019

Strategic Gathering Coincides with National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Oakland, CA-- Today, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and AC United Against Human Trafficking host a retreat that has gathered together an impressive range of professionals and organizations working to combat human trafficking. The collaborative effort disrupts traditional approaches to combating trafficking. The group of professionals explores new and diverse means of addressing trafficking and helping survivors through tactics such as technology, data sharing, funding identification, policy and legislation.

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Human Trafficking Billboard Campaign Jan 16, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Reignites Billboard Campaign Key to Combatting Human Trafficking in the Bay Area

2019 Effort Timed with Human Trafficking Awareness Month Continues Decades Long Fight to Help Victims Escape

Oakland, CA—Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Bruce Qualls, Vice President, Real Estate and Public Affairs Clear Channel Outdoor, today unveiled a public awareness campaign designed to heighten community awareness, mobilize the public and offer assistance to victims of human trafficking. The District Attorney’s Office and Clear Channel Outdoor have collaborated for many years to deliver important messaging to communities throughout Alameda County and the greater Bay Area. January 2019 is National Human Trafficking Awareness month, a time to start the year with a renewed sense of determination and action aimed at stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children and teens and the commercial labor exploitation of workers.

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Art of Peace Jan 15, 2019

Art of Peace at Hayward Center/Adult School Sunset Gallery

22100 Princeton Street H2 Hayward, CA 94541
Exhibit will run from January 16 through February 22, 2019
Open Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

(Additional dates and times of gallery operation will be posted and advertised on a week to week basis.)

Hayward, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation, is proud to present the groundbreaking project entitled “The Art of Peace - Alameda County.” This collaborative effort engages local artists, selected after a competitive submission process, who have created three dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

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$1.7 Million in Assets Seized after Restaurant Owners are Sentenced Jan 10, 2019

$1.7 Million Dollars in Assets Seized After Owners of Restaurant Are Sentenced for Crimes Including Wage Theft, Tax and Insurance Fraud Charges

Oakland, CA— The District Attorney’s Office today announced that the two owners of the Malaysian-Chinese restaurants in Fremont, Mango Garden, San Jose Mango Jungle, and San Mateo, Mango Blaze were sentenced following a conviction of multiple fraud charges and $1.7 million dollars of assets were seized as restitution, fines and penalties. Fifty-six Bay Area restaurant workers will receive wage theft payments totaling $1,006,455.

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People v Patrick Dempsey Jan 7, 2019

On December 20, 2018 a jury found Patrick Dempsey guilty of second degree murder, with the use of a firearm. At 4:15 am, on July 14, 2016, the homicide victim Spencer Reboredo was at a Chevron gas station in West Oakland. The defendant, Patrick Dempsey, pulled up to the location, jumped out of the car and began chasing Mr. Reboredo. The defendant yelled “If you run, you die” and began shooting at the victim. The victim was struck three times and died within minutes. The defendant fled the scene, driven by a friend. The sentencing is scheduled for 2/7/19 in Dept. 3.

The case was prosecuted by Amilcar Ford.


Dublin, CA- Alameda Dublin, CA- Alameda County District Attorney announced that Defendant Joshua Tadduc was sentenced today to felony probation and a term in county jail following a guilty plea to felony animal cruelty for the September 11, 2017 brutal beating of his nine month old pit bull puppy, Aaliyah.

The criminal investigation by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department revealed that 24 year-old Tadduc severely beat Aaliyah for defecating in his house. He told investigators that he tried to discipline the dog by "yelling at her to go to timeout," but Aaliyah instead retreated to the third floor of his house. Tadduc grabbed the puppy and pulled her down the stairs by her hind legs but she turned around and bit his finger, inflicting what police noted was only a superficial wound.

Tadduc said Aaliyah got away from him and "hid in the bathtub." He again dragged the puppy by her legs down the stairs and took her to the garage where he used a wooden pole to hit her in the face. Tadduc said the incident ended when the dog hid beneath the gas grill in the garage. Sheriff’s Officers subsequently searched Tadduc’s home and found a 6 foot long, 1 1/2 inch in diameter, wooden pole covered in blood in the garage. In addition, police observed large amounts of blood everywhere in the garage, including beneath the gas barbeque grill.

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