October 2015

DA O’Malley launches HEAT Institute Statewide hearings in San Diego Oct 29, 2015

San Diego, CA — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced the launch and first Regional Information Summit of the H.E.A.T. Institute. The Institute is a newly created, California research-based think-tank committed to ending all forms of human trafficking in California. A Blue Ribbon Commission comprised of a broad base of statewide leaders has been created to learn from professionals, service providers and survivors of sex trafficking throughout California.

Six Regional Information Summits will convene over the coming six months to gather information on how California’s diverse communities are responding to human trafficking. The Commissioners will then review the gaps and challenges in responses and services, as well as identify best and promising practices.

Following the initial Regional Information Summit in San Diego, the H.E.A.T. Institute Commission will convene additional summits in Los Angeles, Orange County (San Bernadino and Riverside), Central Valley (Frenso), North East California (Sacramento) and the Bay Area.

In February, 2015, District Attorney O’Malley was presented with the prestigious James Irving Foundation Leadership Award for her work in combating human trafficking. The Award included funding to further that work and with those funds, DA O'Malley created the H.E.A.T. Institute.

DA Nancy O'Malley gives welcoming remarks at the Inaugural H.E.A.T. Institute Regional Information Summit in San Diego, CA. The event is cosponsored by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office, flanked by San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis (second from left).

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People v Ali Asghar Kimia Oct 21, 2015

On October 14, 2015, a jury found Defendant Ali Asghar Kimia guilty of attempted murder, carjacking, robbery, elder abuse, and assault with a deadly weapon along with various clauses for great bodily injury, personal use of a deadly weapon, and vulnerable victim. During the sanity phase of the trial, the jury determined that Defendant Kimia was sane at the time that he committed these crimes.

On January 26, 2010, Defendant Ali Asghar Kimia strangled his seventy-two year old victim, and left him unconscious in the middle of the street in Hayward. Defendant Kimia drove away with the victim’s wallet and car. A few minutes later, Defendant Kimia returned to the scene of the crime to kill the victim. He snuck up on the victim from behind, and proceeded to strangle him again.

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People v Robert Drawn Oct 20, 2015

On October 8, 2015, a jury found Defendant Robert Drawn guilty of the first degree murder of Waleed Wheatfall (with enhancements for using a gun), attempted murder of Kennith Robinson (also with enhancements for using a gun), unlawful assault with a weapon, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

On September 17th, 2011, at approximately 4:30pm, Defendant Drawn and an unknown accomplice walked up to a young man in the parking lot of a supermarket at 57th and Foothill in Oakland. The young man, Waleed Wheatfall, extended his hand as if to offer a handshake. Instead, Defendant Drawn pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and fired multiple gunshots, killing him.

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2015 Day of Remembrance Oct 15, 2015

On Friday, 30 October, 2015, the DA's Office and the Alameda County Family Justice Center will celebrate the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the 13th Annual Day of Remembrance.

The event honors victims who have died at the hands of their intimate partners, celebrates those who have survived, and connects those who work with victims of domestic violence. During the ceremony, a survivor will tell their story, and the names of those murdered by their domestic partners will be read and remembered.

We hope you will join us for the event to demonstrate domestic violence will not be tolerated in our society. We unite to say: #NoMore.


Alameda County Administration Building Plaza
1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612.


Formal program from 12:15pm to 1:15pm, with resource tables open from 11:30am.



For more information about the event, please contact the Alameda County Family Justice Center on (510) 267-8800.

People v Hien Phouc Nguyen Oct 6, 2015

On October 5, 2015, Defendant Hien Phouc Nguyen was found guilty of felony transportation of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, and simple possession of marijuana.

On February 3, 2015, Defendant Nguyen was traveling along 880 on his motorcycle. He was seen speeding by a CHP officer and was pulled over. As the officer approached Defendant Nguyen, the officer smelled alcohol and an odor of marijuana.

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