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OAKLAND CHINATOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESS CONFERENCE Jul 26, 2021

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley spoke at a press conference on July 26 to address the recent uptick in violence against members of Asian American Pacific Islander community.

“My office continues to stand with our community in denouncing the hate-motivated violence that is committed against Asian Americans and the AAPI community,” said District Attorney O’Malley during the press conference in Oakland’s Chinatown.

“These perpetrators are ruthless, and they are aggressive, particularly in the streets of Chinatown thinking they are immune from being caught. We have to put a stop to that. We must work together to identify, arrest and prosecute these perpetrators that are particularly preying on elder Asian Americans and on members of the AAPI community before another death, injury, or trauma occurs,” she said.

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CHIEF ASSISTANT DA KEVIN DUNLEAVY APPOINTED AS JUDGE Jul 21, 2021

We’re proud to announce Alameda County District Attorney’s Office own Chief Assistant District Attorney Kevin E. Dunleavy has been appointed by Governor Newsom as a judge to the San Mateo County Superior Court.

Soon-to-be Judge Dunleavy has had a successful career with the District Attorney’s Office spanning 33 years. He’s served as Chief Assistant DA since 2009 and previously held the position of Senior Deputy DA, serving as the Director of Recruitment and Development in the hiring and training of new lawyers for the office. The first part of his career focused on trial work, including multiple tours of trying homicides and serious felonies.

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C.A.R.E.S. Navigation Center Jul 12, 2021

What is C.A.R.E.S.?

When police contact a person suspected of committing a low-level offense, but who may display mental health or substance use struggles, they will be offered transport to the CARES center rather than jail. There, they meet with a peer support specialist and will be assessed by a clinician.

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A JUNETEENTH MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY NANCY O’MALLEY Jun 17, 2021

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is encouraged by the good news that Juneteenth is now a federally-recognized holiday, signed into law by President Joe Biden.

Juneteenth National Independence Day, a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, will become the 12th legal public holiday, the first since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983.

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DA O’MALLEY RESPONDS TO THE RECENT OVERTURNING OF ASSAULT WEAPONS IN CALIFORNIA BY A FEDERAL JUDGE Jun 8, 2021

A federal judge’s recent decision to overturn California’s long-standing ban on assault weapons overturns not only years of state law, but undermines the awareness that assault weapons are used in mass shootings, and not for hunting or personal safety.

“I am so dismayed that a federal judge would overturn California’s ban on assault weapons. No one needs an assault weapon for personal safety and assault weapons are mostly used to commit crimes,” stated District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley. “With the incidents of mass shootings, we must protect our citizens from others who use assault weapons to inflict massive harm.”

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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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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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Email Scams Apr 30, 2021

The District Attorney’s Office has become aware of a scam involving unsolicited emails that are seemingly sent from legitimate, well-established banks and businesses. The email encourages recipients to click on a link to win a prize or another type of reward.

PLEASE BE AWARE, these emails are often not from the businesses listed and people who select the reward may be tricked into making unnecessary purchases or expenditures. To prevent these scams, check the sender’s email address to see if it matches the business’s. Often the sender’s email address will not even resemble the business name. Be cautious about clicking links or opening attachments in an email that you are not expecting, especially when the sender’s email address is suspicious. When in doubt, verify the email solicitation by going to the website for the business in question or contacting its customer service telephone number.

Please report potential scam emails or text messages to the FTC at www.ReportFraud.ftc.gov

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A Statement from DA Nancy O’Malley on Guilty Verdicts Against Chauvin For Murdering George Floyd Apr 23, 2021

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Raising Leaders Legacy Apr 1, 2021

Raising Leaders is the brainchild of Davita Scott. Years back, Ms. Scott was employed by Hayward Adult Education and was assigned to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Justice Academy. She embraced the value and importance of energizing young people in an academic and social engagement system. The students in Raising Leaders aren’t typical students. They have been in the criminal justice system, foster care and homeless shelters. Many are parents. All of them grew up in poverty and were unable to succeed in traditional school due to tough circumstances and behavioral issues.

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