International Fraud Awareness Week

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit prosecutes auto, workers’ comp, and medical fraud.

To report suspected Insurance Fraud, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at:
DA-InsuranceFraud@alcoda.org

National DV Awareness Month PSA


Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, national nonprofit Childhelp and California law enforcement leaders discuss how they are working together to combat the rise in domestic violence during COVID-19.

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..

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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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.

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Current news & events XML

Suspect in Cold Hit Case Takes Own Life

Gregory Vien’s Preliminary Hearing halted when defendant hospitalized after suicide attempt. Suspect succumbs to self-inflicted injuries.

Oakland, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that the cold case against Defendant Gregory Paul Vien has been halted. The case involved the sexual assault of two women from 1997. Both crimes were solved in 2019 through DNA. The defendant was charged with multiple felony sexual assault charges on November 4, 2019. He was arrested November 5, 2019 and held in Santa Rita Jail. In April, 2020 he was released by the Court due to COVID-19 concerns, over the objection of the District Attorney’s Office.

The Preliminary Hearing began November 12, 2020 in the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse. Both victim-survivors testified in open court with the defendant and his attorney present. The defendant was out of custody. After the victim-survivors’ testimony, the defendant shot himself several times with a nail gun, sustaining significant injuries. On November 19, 2020, Vien died from his self-inflicted injuries.

Read more in full press release here


District Attorney O’Malley Announces $113 Million Multistate Settlement Against Apple for Misrepresenting iPhone Batteries and Performance Throttling

The settlement provides California with $24.6 million and requires Apple to be more transparent in its iPhone software updates

Oakland, CA– Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley, along with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the District Attorneys for Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Diego and Santa Cruz Counties, announced a $113 million settlement against Apple. The settlement, which was jointly negotiated with 32 other states and Washington DC, resolves allegations that the company misled consumers about certain iPhone updates that resulted in slower processing performance, sometimes called “throttling.”

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Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc., to Pay $1.49 Million in Settlement of Environmental Violations

District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, along with 30 other California District Attorneys and the Los Angeles City Attorney, announced today a $1.49 million settlement against New Jersey-based Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (“Bed Bath & Beyond”) to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws governing hazardous waste.

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District Attorney Settles Price Gouging Case Against Safeway, Inc.

Continuing her efforts to protect consumers during the pandemic, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced that her office, together with the Contra Costa County District Attorney, settled a price gouging case against Safeway, Inc.

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DAs Announce Expansion of MOU in Nine Bay Area Counties to Respond in The Event of Mass Casualty

On the third anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, the District Attorneys of the nine Bay Area Counties announce the signing and expansion of thier Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to streamline a coordinated response in the event of a mass casualty crime incident.

The nine counties include Alameda, San Francisco, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Solano, and Santa Cruz counties. The MOU allows any participating county impacted by a mass casualty crime incident to request shared resources and personnel from the surrounding counties. This is critical because a mass casualty event can quickly deplete county resources and victim or witness support staff, given the high number of people affected by suffering injuries, witnessing the incident, or experiencing the loss of a loved one. In such an event, the other counties would deploy staff and support to the affected county to ensure that there are sufficient victim and witness support providers available in the aftermath of a mass violence event.

“We have experienced far too many incidents in the Bay Area and across California that have resulted in mass casualties. Whether the result of shootings, fires, incidents at the hands of another or natural disaster, the impact is far greater than for any one agency to provide comprehensive responses and advocacies. While we hope that we will never again face a mass casualty incident, we must be prepared to respond if the need arises,” said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. “The nine Bay Area counties have joined together with united protocols, extensive training and coordination to provide mutually combined responses in the face of tragedy. We are all committed to providing the best possible help to any and all of our communities. Working together, we are stronger for our communities and for any individual who is affected by a mass casualty event.”

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Governor Newsom signs important legislation, sponsored by da O'Malley, to Fight Gun Violence

New law sponsored by Alameda County DA will compel gun manufacturers to place a unique microstamp on firearms

Governor Newsom has signed legislation cosponsored by the Alameda County District Attorney and the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence to compel the gun industry to comply with gun safety manufacturing regulations. The signing of this legislation means prosecutors will now have additional tools to track down perpetrators of gun crimes. The legislation was authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco).

“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 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, the Brady Campaign for cosponsoring, and the Governor for signing the bill.”

Read more in full press release here


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