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FORMER OPD CAPTAIN WAS SENSLESSLY ATTACKED Oct 23, 2021

Alameda County Distirct Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley and the entire staff of the District Attorney's Office condemn the attack on Ersie Joyner, a former Oakland Police Captain who was senselessly attacked and shot while being robbed. The DA's Office has worked closely with Captain Joyner over his years at OPD and most recently, through CEASEFIRE. We continue to pray for his full recovery and our thoughts are with his family, who have our full support.

CHARITY SCAM ALERT Oct 6, 2021

Beware of Charity Scams

Tragedies like earthquakes and wildfires can bring out the best in people, with many seeking to help victims with financial donations. Unfortunately, this also provides scammers with opportunities to take advantage. Consider taking steps to protect yourself from charity fraud and ensure that your donation goes to those who need it.

  • Other sources such as Charity Navigator and CharityWatch can provide information about how specific charities operate and how they use their donations.
  • Beware of telephone solicitations. Avoid providing credit card numbers or other personal information to unknown callers. Don’t rely on caller ID as scammers can make calls look like they come from specific organizations.
  • Avoid donating by wire transfer, cash, gift card, or virtual currency. Instructions to use payment methods like these are red flags of a scam. Pay instead by credit card or check.
  • Watch out for donation requests posted to social media that contain sentimental pleas but provide few details about the organization. Don’t assume the solicitation is legitimate just because it was shared by a friend.

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COVID RELATED PHISHING Aug 30, 2021

Pandemic-related email scams are on the rise with the increase in delta variant COVID cases and COVID vaccinations. Beware of unsolicited emails that direct you to click a link or open an attachment. These could be “phishing” attempts by bad actors seeking to steal personal information or install malware.

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DA O’MALLEY ISSUES STATEMENT ON AG ANNOUNCEMENT TO REVIEW OSCAR GRANT CASE Aug 17, 2021

In October 2020, the family of Oscar Grant contacted District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, asking her to re-examine the involvement of former BART Officer Anthony Pirone. In response, DA O’Malley assembled a team of highly experienced attorneys to conduct an exhausted review of the facts and evidence surrounding the events that led to, and resulted in Mr. Grant’s death.

The team then analyzed the statues governing the law of murder, manslaughter and any other crimes that could apply. They looked at any applicable legal doctrine, and case law, as each applies to the facts and the evidence.

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TERRY WILEY AND ANNIE ESPOSITO APPOINTED AS CHIEF ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS Aug 13, 2021

Our office is pleased to announce the promotions of Terry Wiley and Annie Esposito as Chief Assistant District Attorneys.

Terry Wiley joined the office in 1989 and has tried challenging felony cases including the case of three Oakland Police Officers known as “the Riders.” He has served on the board of the National Black Prosecutors Association, the National Bar Association, the Board of the California District Attorneys Association, and worked with the National District Attorneys Association.

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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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