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Suspect in Cold Hit Sexual Assault Prosecution Takes Own Life Nov 20, 2020

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.

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$113 Million Multistate Settlement Against Apple Nov 18, 2020

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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People v. Mohammed Abraar Ali Nov 12, 2020

On November 6, 2020, a jury found Defendant Mohammed Abraar Ali guilty of murder, driving under the influence of alcohol (and over .08%) causing great bodily injury, and speeding over 100 mph.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond to pay $1.49 million in Settlement of Environmental Violations Oct 28, 2020

Oakland, California – 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.

The judgment is the culmination of a civil enforcement lawsuit filed last month in Ventura County Superior Court claiming that more than 200 Bed Bath & Beyond stores throughout the state (including Cost Plus, buybuy BABY, Harmon, Harmon Face Values, World Market, and Cost Plus World Market stores) unlawfully handled, transported and disposed of batteries, electronic devices, ignitable liquids, aerosol products, cleaning agents, and other flammable, reactive, toxic, and corrosive materials, at local landfills that were not permitted to receive those wastes.

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DV Awareness October 30, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

Several anonymous, confidential hotlines are available 24/7 to help victims, offer support and provide resources. Whether it’s an immediate crisis or a quick question, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org) or the @Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (childhelphotline.org).

Local resources available here:

Alameda County Family Justice Center
510 267-8800

FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team
800 947-8301

#DVAM
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DomesticViolenceAwareness

En Español

Varias líneas directas anónimas y confidenciales están disponibles las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana para ayudar a las víctimas, ofrecer apoyo y proporcionar recursos. Ya sea que se trate de una crisis inmediata o una pregunta rápida, comuníquese con la Línea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica (thehotline.org) o la Línea Directa Nacional de Abuso Infantil @Childhelp (childhelphotline.org).

Recursos locales disponibles aquí:

Centro Familiar de Justicia del Condado de Alameda 510 267-8800

FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team 800 947-8301

#DVAM
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DomesticViolenceAwareness

DV Awareness October 29, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

Intimate partner violence doesn’t just affect adults, but also any children that are exposed to violence. Studies show that children who have witnessed domestic violence have trauma similar to that of a soldier who has witnessed war. Home is not always a safe place, but it's never too late to reach out for help:

@Childhelp
National Child Abuse Hotline
(childhelphotline.org)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
https://www.thehotline.org/

#DVAM
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DVAM2020

En Español

La violencia entre parejas no solo afecta a los adultos, sino también a los niños que están expuestos a la violencia. Los estudios muestran que los niños que han sido testigos de #ViolenciaDoméstica tienen un trauma similar al de un soldado que ha presenciado la guerra. El hogar no siempre es un lugar seguro, pero nunca es demasiado tarde para pedir ayuda:

Línea Directa Nacional de Abuso Infantil
@Childhelp
(childhelphotline.org)

Línea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
https://www.thehotline.org/

#DVAM
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DVAM2020