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National Drug Take Back Day Oct 18, 2019

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 IS NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

THE ALAMEDA COUNTY DA’s OFFICE MAKES DISPOSAL SAFE AND CONVENIENT WITH LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY FOR SAFE AND ANONYMOUS DISPOSAL

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

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is vital 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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Day of Remeberance Oct 17, 2019

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On October 18th, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and the Alameda County Family Justice Center host the 17th annual Day of Remembrance to pay tribute to the women, men and children who have lost their lives as a result of interpersonal violence and to provide hope and resources to those struggling through violence in the home.

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Governor Signs Historic Bill Sponsored By DA O’Malley Ensuring Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors Oct 9, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed groundbreaking legislation to ensure that never again will a sexual assault kit languish, untested on the shelves of police departments or crime labs. Senate Bill 22, sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Joyful Heart Foundation and Natasha’s Justice Project and authored by Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) requires the prompt testing of Sexual Assault Evidence Kits (SAKs).

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People v. Daniel Chavez-Estrella Oct 3, 2019

On September 27, 2019, a jury convicted defendant, Daniel Chavez-Estrella, of carjacking. On July 23, 2018 at about 3 pm, the victim was waiting for her son in Berkeley while leaning against her car. The defendant pushed her off her car, climbed into the driver’s seat, and drove away. Two days later, Oakland Police officers found defendant in possession of the victim’s car and had the car keys in his pocket. Berkeley Police officers recovered video surveillance that captured defendant as he spotted the victim and walked towards her immediately before the carjacking.

This case was prosecuted by DDA Camille Ching with the assistance of Inspector Kendell Won and Victim-Witness Advocate Liliana Bueno.

Defendant will be sentenced on October 24, 2019.

DA O’Malley Announces $3.7 Million Settlement to Address Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste Sep 30, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley has announced a $3.7 million settlement against The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California (Pep Boys) to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws governing hazardous waste, and hazardous materials, by routinely and illegally disposing of automotive fluids, used motor oil and other hazardous wastes into company waste bins destined for municipal landfills not authorized to accept hazardous waste. The lawsuit also resolves allegations that Pep Boys routinely failed to shred customer records containing confidential information before disposing of those items into the trash.

“When businesses like this one illegally dispose of toxic waste, they pollute our natural resources. Substances like motor oil and automotive fluids leach into the soil and the groundwater. They make their way into streams, and eventually the San Francisco Bay, poisoning wildlife, sea life alike,” says DA O’Malley. “There are good reasons that regulations exist for the disposal of toxic materials and my office will continue to investigate and bring to justice any business that violates these important environmental protection laws.”

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People v. Garrell Henderson Sep 27, 2019

On September 25, 2019, a jury found defendant Garrell Henderson guilty of two counts of robbery as well as being a felon in possession of a gun, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of an assault weapon.

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People v. Lonnel Moore Sep 27, 2019

On September 23, 2019, a jury convicted defendant Lonnel Moore of four felony counts, including 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.

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People v. Kali Ponder Sep 24, 2019

On September 19, 2019, a jury found the defendant guilty of Second Degree Murder, Assault with a Firearm and Shooting into an Inhabited House while intentionally discharging a firearm causing death.

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Outcome Of People v. Almena & Harris Jury Trial Sep 5, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley has announced that a jury has found the defendant Max Harris not guilty in the involuntary manslaughter trial stemming from the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire. A mistrial has been declared as to defendant Derick Almena, with the jury announcing today it is unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

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