May 2021

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES 2021 AWARD May 26, 2021

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office earns national achievement award for its Certified Peer Support Specialist Program

The National Association of Counties (NACo) granted the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office a 2021 Achievement Award for its Certified Peer Support Specialist Program in the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley brought the Certified Peer Support Specialist Program (CPSS) to Alameda County to alter the pattern of repeatedly jailing low-level felony offenders and monitoring them through traditional supervision by providing peer support and opportunities for growth. She created a partnership with RI International to bring excellent peer support training and national certification to Alameda County.

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PEOPLE V DEANGELO CORTIJO May 26, 2021

On May 25, 2021, a jury convicted Defendant Deangelo Cortijo of second-degree murder for the killing of Jamad Jerkins, 26, of Oakland, in October 2016.

The jury also found true the special allegation that the defendant personally used a firearm during the commission of the crime.

Cortijo and Jerkins knew one another, as Jerkins had dated his sister. The night of Oct. 24, 2016 Jerkins went over to Cortijo’s sister’s apartment in Oakland as she told Jerkins he could spend the night. The sister told Jerkins she would not have any problems with her brother, Cortijo, who was at her home. But when Jerkins arrived, no one answered the front door.

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PEOPLE V JOSEPH MORALES May 25, 2021

People V Joseph Morales

On May 17, 2021 a jury found defendant Joseph Morales guilty of misdemeanor vandalism for an incident that occurred Nov. 20, 2020 in San Leandro.

At around 3:47 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2020, two victims living in San Leandro woke up to the sound of something on their front screen door. The couple, a man and woman, got out of bed to investigate. As they did, two large river rocks from their front yard came crashing through their bedroom window – one landing on the floor and the other on their bed.

The male victim looked out the window and saw the defendant, his son Joseph Morales.

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month May 18, 2021

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will make a proclamation on
June 15 at 9:30 am.

City councils will be making proclamations on these days:

Day Date Time* Location
Monday May 17 7:00 p.m. San Leandro
Tuesday May 25 6:00 p.m. Berkeley
Tuesday June 1 7:00 p.m. Hayward
Tuesday June 1 7:00 p.m. Dublin
Monday June 7 7:30 p.m. Albany
Tuesday June 8 7:00 p.m. Fremont
Thursday June 10 7:00 p.m. Newark
Monday June 14 7:00 p.m. Livermore
Tuesday June 15 7:00 p.m. Pleasanton
Tuesday June 22 7:00 p.m. Union City

Most of the proclamation events listed will be held on Zoom. Contact the city’s Clerk’s Office for the Zoom access information.

Nancy O’Malley Statement May 18, 2021

To the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, County and City Elected and Appointed Officials, Members of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Residents of Alameda County, Friends and Supporters:

As long as I have been a part of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office it has been an office that’s focused on doing justice. I’m proud to say that while a lot has changed locally and nationally since I first walked into a courtroom, that guiding principle of doing justice still drives every prosecutor in our office today.

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DA NANCY O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES SHE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION May 18, 2021

OAKLAND, CA -- After 37 proud years as a member of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Tuesday that she has decided not to seek a fourth term in the upcoming election.

“I could not be more thankful for the career I have had in the best District Attorney’s Office in the state and certainly one of the best in the nation. The overwhelming respect for this Office is widespread and well earned,” DA O’Malley said.

DA O’Malley will complete her term that ends in the beginning of 2023.

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DID YOU KNOW NEWSLETTER 5/7/2021 May 13, 2021

What you will find in the May 7th Newsletter:

  • DA O’Malley and California Department of Justice Announce Guilty Plea to Price Gouging Charges by Alameda County Grocery Store
  • The DA Office has become aware of a scam involving unsolicited emails that are seemingly sent from legitimate, well-established banks and businesses.
  • Guilty Verdict: The People vs Curtys Taylor

An Introduction to NCVRW 2021 May 5, 2021

Know Your Rights: Labor & Exploitation May 5, 2021

Know Your Rights May 5, 2021

A Converstion with Charlotte May 5, 2021

PEOPLE VS. CURTYS TAYLOR May 3, 2021

On April 29, 2021, a jury found Defendant Curtys Taylor guilty of First-Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder related to a homicide that took place November, 2016, in Arroyo Viejo Park in Oakland.

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