June 2015

People v Jahton Green Jun 30, 2015

On June 23, 2015, a jury found defendant Jahton Green guilty of two counts of robbery, with an enhancement for inflicting Great Bodily Injury, and one count of elder abuse.

On August 22, 2013, defendant Green brutally beat two elderly men in separate robberies. Both victims were walking alone on the street in Berkeley when defendant Green, without any warning, physically assaulted them with his hands and fists, before taking their property and fleeing the scene.

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People v Paul Booker Jun 30, 2015

On June 22, 2015, a jury found defendant Paul Booker guilty of second degree murder with an enhancement for the personal and intentional discharge of a firearm causing death.

On July 9, 2013, defendant Booker was socializing with a group of friends on the front lawn at a home on 88th Ave in Oakland. Victim Steven Cotton walked by the home and noticed defendant Booker, with whom he had a previous issue.

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People v Christopher Edward Moss Jun 26, 2015

On June 17, 2015, a jury convicted Christopher Edward Moss of kidnapping for the purposes of robbery and rape, and a series of robberies, burglaries, and sexual assaults, along with firearm enhancements.

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DA Opens Formal Investigation into Balcony Collapse Jun 25, 2015

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced her office has opened a formal investigation into the residential balcony collapse in Berkeley last week that claimed the lives of six young people and left seven others with serious injuries.

Below is the full press conference that took place at 11am on June 25, 2015, at the District Attorney’s Office.

DA’s Office Carries the Flame of Hope in Special Olympics Torch Run Jun 24, 2015

On Tuesday, June 23, employees from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics of Northern California.

The DA’s Office team accepted the ‘Flame of Hope’ torch from Alameda Police Department, taking it on a four-and-a-half mile course through Alameda and into Oakland. At the end of their route, the team passed the Flame of Hope to representatives from the Oakland Police Department outside their headquarters on 7th Street.

The DA's Office Torch Run team with District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, Chief Assistant Kevin Dunleavy and Chief of Inspectors Robert Chenault.

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People v Darren Andre Cleveland Jun 11, 2015

On June 10, 2015, defendant Darren Andre Cleveland was found guilty of willful, deliberate, premeditated attempted murder with an enhancement for discharging a firearm and causing great bodily injury, shooting from a vehicle with an enhancement for causing great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The 16-year-old victim had recently been expelled from school for beating up defendant Cleveland’s 15-year-old son. Defendant Cleveland spent a number of weeks hunting down the victim, and eventually located him walking to the REACH center in San Leandro.

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month Jun 4, 2015

June 2015 is recognized as Elder Abuse Awareness month and the dedicated members of our Elder Abuse Unit have been working hard to increase awareness in the community of the unique challenges facing our elderly and dependent adult population.

The DA's Office has partnered with all 14 incorporated cities as well as with the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to issue proclamations in support of this good cause. Recently, members of our Elder Abuse Unit accepted the proclamation from Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. The proclamation designated June as Elder Abuse Awareness month and acknowledged the DA's Office for all the work we do in serving elderly and dependent adult victims of crime.

Members of the DA's Office Elder Abuse Unit along with a representative from Adult Protective Services (APS) accept the proclamation from Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan.

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People v Marquise Lamar Thompson Jun 2, 2015

On June 1, 2015, a jury convicted Marquise Lamar Thompson (aka Marquise Thomas) of first degree murder and premeditated attempted murder. In early March, Thomas’ co-defendants Vijay Bhushan and Lilron Ravon Jones were convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder with firearm enhancements.

On December 30, 2012, defendants Thompson, Bhushan and Jones were alerted to the location of a person they believed was responsible for the murder of a friend, Hadari Askari. They set off from a house in East Oakland in search of their target, ‘Mo-Mo’. They found Mo-Mo speaking with a group of girls and a six-month-old baby in the apartment complexes known as the 69th Avenue Village.

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