Law Enforcement Leaders Leverage Tech to Help Victims of Family Violence During COVID-19

The information and insights they provide will prove helpful to anyone who is suffering from violence in the home or to anyone who fears for a loved-one. This conversation may very well save a life.

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Interpersonal Violence Social Media Campaign

The Alameda, San Diego, and Sacramento County District Attorney's Offices along with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California, have released a series of social media posts over the past two weeks to reach victims of interpersonal violence during the Shelter In Place.

Share resources and help save lives
View the toolkit here

Child Abuse PSA Campaign

The District Attorney’s office created three public service announcements currently airing on regional Comcast stations providing child abuse messaging and resources. Text or call ChildHelp.org at 800-422-4453 for help.

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In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

On May 12, DA Nancy O’Malley had the unique opportunity to speak with Claire Bidwell Smith, a grief therapist and author of the best-selling book Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief.

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DA O’MALLEY AND STATEWIDE DAS ANNOUNCE VITAL INFO. FOR VICTIMS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

DA O'Malley and statewide DAs announce vital information for victims during COVID-19 crisis

The District Attorneys of Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Santa Clara counties have released a two-part Zoom podcast to provide resources and hope during the pandemic to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault.

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Protecting DV and Interpersonal Abuse Survivors

While Shelter in Place measures are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, they can pose serious risk for residents who are experiencing domestic and/or interpersonal violence. These FAQs are intended to clarify the current shelter-in-place requirements as they relate to residents facing domestic or other interpersonal violence. See FAQ answers here..

Family Justice Center Remains Open During COVID-19 Crisis

The Family Justice Center is open and ready to serve crisis needs for victims and survivors of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, child abduction, elder and dependent adult abuse, and human trafficking.

View more information of services available here

Current news & events XML

Bill to Compel Gun Industry to Adopt New Safety Features Advances

Legislation would strengthen Unsafe Handgun Act, making way for microstamping technology and new safety features

Sacramento, CA—Legislation sponsored by District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) aiming to reduce gun fatalities by requiring the gun industry to produce handguns with greater safety features passed the Senate Public Safety Committee today. Assembly Bill 2847 would strengthen the Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) and open up the use of microstamping technology in order to solve firearm-related crimes. The bill is cosponsored by the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence.

“This law will have a direct and lasting effect in the fight to end gun violence. California’s cities and neighborhoods are plagued by shootings and AB 2847 provides a smart and realistic tool to identify firearms and prosecute gun crimes. The unique microstamp on each handgun will allow law enforcement and district attorneys to identify criminals and hold them accountable. It is imperative that we do all we can to stop the seemingly endless horror of gun violence in our state,” says DA O’Malley. “I thank Assemblymember Chiu for authoring this legislation as well as our cosponsors, the Brady Campaign.”

Read more in full press release here


Charges files against alameda county sheriff's office technician and santa rita jail inmate

The two are alleged to have worked together to bring cell phone and drugs into the jail

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office today filed multiple felony counts against ACSO Technician Shannon Taylor and Leonard Jones, an inmate at Santa Rita Jail. The criminal complaint stems from an extensive investigation revealing that defendant Taylor, on multiple occasions illegally brought a cell phone and methamphetamine into the jail and furnished it to defendant Jones. It is alleged that the two were working together- she furnishing the methamphetamine for him to sell in the jail and sharing in the proceeds of the sales.

“Shannon Taylor’s actions not only violate the law, but also the trust the public places in those working withing the justice system,” says District Attorney O’Malley. “My Office will ensure that both defendants are held to account. They not only broke the law, but also put the health and safety of inmates and staff at the jail at risk. It is deeply troubling that an employee of the Sheriff’s Office engaged in this degree of criminal conduct, and I commend the excellent investigation that uncovered the crimes.”

Leonard Jones is in custody awaiting trial on murder charges and is expected to be arraigned on this new case on July 31, 2020. Shannon Taylor was arrested on June 17, 2020. She is out of custody and expected to be arraigned on August 14, 2020.

A copy of the criminal complaint as well as the declarations of probable cause are attached here.


Interpersonal violence social media campaign

The Alameda, San Diego, and Sacramento County District Attorney's Offices along with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California, have released a series of social media posts over the past two weeks to reach victims of interpersonal violence during the Shelter In Place. Share resources and help save lives

View the toolkit here


A message from DA o'malley on juneteenth

June 19, is the annual observation of the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. It is called the second Independence Day in America and is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth marks the day on which news of emancipation of those held in slavery reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas, nearly two years after the Civil War. That day confirmed freedom for the last remaining slaves in the deepest parts of the South.

The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks have shined a devastating light on the systemic inequitable treatment of African Americans in our country. For far too many, this is the reality of their lives. But, that reality can no longer be experiences separate from all of us. There is a critical need for structural and systemic improvements within the American justice system. Our office, and each of us with the privilege of working here, share the responsibility of working to eradicate racism, inequities and inequalities against African Americans. We have the duty to ensure that equal protection for all is guaranteed in each interaction with the system.

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Lyft and Alameda DA’s Office Partner to Provide Free Rides to and from Family Justice Center

The District Attorney’s Office and Lyft have teamed up to provide access to transportation for victims and survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, elder abuse, and sexual assault with rides to and from the Family Justice Center. The transportation network company will provide access to free rides to those in need of transportation to and from the Center where they will receive vital help and resources.

“We are extremely grateful to Lyft. It takes a company with compassion and a vision to make available this type of community service,” says DA O’Malley. “The services provided at the Family Justice Center are life-changing for many of the victims and survivors who we work with. Access is key, and this partnership will ensure that anyone who needs us has a secure mode of transportation to and from the Center.”

“We want to fill mobility needs for those who need it most and we thank District Attorney O'Malley for her leadership in finding ways to help survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence get to secure locations, like the Alameda County Family Justice Center” said Traci Lee, Senior Public Policy Manager, Lyft. “By working together with leaders like DA O'Malley, we can continue to activate LyftUp and provide transportation access to those who need it.”

The Alameda County Family Justice Center is made up of over 30 onsite and over 50 offsite agencies and programs that provide services and support to individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, and stalking. It is located at 470 27th Street in Oakland.

In order to access the ride from Lyft:

Call 510 267-8800 to reach a navigator at the Family Justice Center. The navigators have the codes from Lyft and will either make the code available or arrange for the ride.


CarMax Settles Environmental Protection Lawsuit Brought by CA District Attorneys

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced today that her office, along with 16 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, settled an environmental protection action against CarMax Auto Superstores California, LLC. The settlement was based on the unlawful handling and disposal of various hazardous materials and hazardous wastes. The action was filed in Orange County Superior Court.

There are two CarMax facilities in Alameda County- one in Fremont and one in Pleasanton. The Alameda County DA’s Office conducted waste inspections at both locations and uncovered systemic violations of the management and disposal of hazardous waste items and confidential customer information.

Read more in full press release here


DA O'MALLEY ISSUES STATEMENT ON KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ENSUING PROTESTS

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DA O'Malley Makes Statement Re: Safe Reopening of Businesses, Including Tesla

During this unprecedented period of time, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has been and continues to support the Alameda County Public Health Department and local police agencies in ensuring compliance with shelter in place orders. Those orders are intended to protect the health and safety of all members of our community. The Health Department has been working with businesses, including Tesla, to ensure that they can reopen safely consistent with the current orders and the best available science. We will continue to support the Health Department in its efforts and will offer any assistance that may be required. Any and all complaints are being directed to the Alameda County District Attorney Consumer Protection Division. Each and every complaint received will be followed up.

“We applaud all members of the community, especially local businesses, for abiding by the Health Officer’s orders, and look forward to the gradual and safe reopening of business” stated Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney.


How and where to get help about covid-19 concerns for residents in skilled nursing facilities

Many residents of skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”), like many of their families and friends, are concerned with the spread of COVID-19 and the impact it has had on those facilities. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Alameda County Public Health Department recognize that these are unprecedented times and that this novel coronavirus is of serious concern for those with loved ones living in these facilities.

The DA’s Office created a guide in hopes of providing useful and direct information, contacts and resources that may aid in addressing such concerns. Included are key points of contact for concerns and/or grievances, as well as resources for residents and their families.

View/download the resource guide here


Hear. See. Suspect. Report. - Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Resource List

The District Attorney's Office remains concerned for those suffering from domestic violence and child abuse during the Shelter In Place Order. Resource flyers in English and Spanish are now available to download. Please help your community by printing, and sharing.

View/download high resolution English flyer here

View/download high resolution Spanish flyer here


DA O’Malley and Atty Gen. Becerra Announce Price Gouging Charges Against Grocery Store Owner

Alameda County DA O’Malley and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra have announced that their offices have jointly filed a nine-count misdemeanor complaint charging Apna Bazar, a large grocery store in Pleasanton, and Rajvinder Singh, the store’s owner, with price gouging. This prosecution marks the first ever price gouging action in Alameda County. Read more...


DA O’Malley and Statewide District Attorneys Announce Vital Info. for Victims During COVID-19 Crisis

The District Attorneys of Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Santa Clara counties today released a two-part Zoom podcast to provide resources and hope during the pandemic to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault. Read more...

Grocery Stores and Retailers Now Equipped with Posters on How Victims of Violence Can Get Help

DA O’Malley’s innovative idea has lead to a collaboration with the California Retailer Association and the California Grocers Association. Posters providing information regarding resources for victims of domestic violence and child abuse will be posted in grocery stores and other retail stores that remain open throughout the county. Read more...

The District Attorney’s Office is Open and Dedicated to the Safety of the Public During the COVID-19 Crisis

Resources, Information and Updates

Serving Victims During Shelter in Place Order: Both the District Attorney’s Office and Alameda County Family Justice Center remain open to continue to serve victims and survivors in critical need. Click here for a full list of services available at the FJC. The DA’s Office remains staffed to answer your calls. See a full phone list here.

FAQs Regarding Protecting Domestic and Interpersonal Violence Survivors During Shelter in Place: These FAQs are intended to clarify the current shelter-in-place requirements as they relate to residents facing domestic or other interpersonal violence. See answers here…

Stopping Hate Crimes: The DA's Office has a hate crime number available for the reporting of hate related crimes: 510-208-4824 (with outgoing messages in English, Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog. Read more…

Where and How to Report Price Gouging: The DA’s Office asks anyone who has been a victim of price gouging or has information on potential price gouging due to the current COVID-19 crisis to file a complaint at pricegouging@acgov.org

Staying Safe from COVID-19 Scams: In order to report an apparent scam or fraudulent claim please email the DA’s Consumer Protection Division at askcepd-da@acgov.org Click here for more tips on staying safe from potential scammers during the current public health crisis…


DA O'MALLEY MAKES STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF INDIVIDUALS FROM SANTA RITA JAIL

Read more in full press release here...


FAQs Regarding Protecting Survivors of Domestic and Interpersonal Violence or Abuse During Shelter in Place

See the answers to these FAQs here

(Spanish - Vietnamese - Cantonese versions


HATE CRIMES AND SPEECH DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

There is no place in Alameda County for hate motivated conduct or hate driven words based on race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The District Attorney’s Office maintains a hate crime hotline available for the reporting of hate-related crimes: 510-208-4824 (with outgoing messages in English, Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tagalog).

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THE FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER REMAINS OPEN

The Family Justice Center is open and ready to serve crisis needs for victims and survivors of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, child abduction, elder and dependent adult abuse, and human trafficking.

View more information of services available here


APARTMENT AND HOME RENTAL SCAM ALERT

DA O'Malley wants anyone in the rental market to be cautious when looking to rent an apartment or house. Be vigilant and aware of warning signs and red flags.

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The District attorney's office currently has six job openings!

Fund Development and Grant Specialist
Crime Analyst
Financial Service Specialist
Victim-Witness Navigator
Claims Specialist
Victim Advocate

Deadline for application is March 13, 2020. Please visit our Employment page for more information and for applications.


DA O’Malley Announces FELONY CHARGES AGAINST LIVERMORE MAN IN 1997 COLD CASE SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN LIVERMORE AND UNION CITY.

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Oakland man convicted of trafficking teenage girl.

Lonnel Moore found guilty of human trafficking of a minor with force, pimping of a minor, inducing a minor to commit a lewd and lascivious act, and committing a lewd act on a minor. Read more...


BEWARE OF SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE FROM SOCIAL SECURITY

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