Press Releases

Outcome Of People v. Almena & Harris Jury Trial Sep 5, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley has announced that a jury has found the defendant Max Harris not guilty in the involuntary manslaughter trial stemming from the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire. A mistrial has been declared as to defendant Derick Almena, with the jury announcing today it is unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

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Twelve Defendants Face Felonies in Million Dollar Cell Phone Robbery Crime Ring Sep 5, 2019

District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley has announced that her office has charged twelve individuals in a widespread crime ring that targeted UPS and Federal Express drivers delivering cell phones to cellular telephone stores. The defendants stand charged with multiple separate robberies and grand thefts. An extensive investigation that spanned four months and involved 31 cities and ten counties throughout Northern and Central California culminated in a coordinated search and arrest operation conducted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Oakland, San Leandro, and Pittsburg, CA. Eight men and women were arrested. Additionally, six guns were seized including an assault rifle, along with two illegal ammunition magazines, stolen property from the thefts, and other physical evidence.

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DA O’Malley Releases New Gun Study Aug 21, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley has released a comprehensive report covering six years of data on gun use, sales, possession and theft in Alameda County, including detailed statistics of firearm related crimes.

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Settlement Reached with 7-Eleven, Inc. for Improper Hazardous Materials Filings Aug 12, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today a $1.525 million civil settlement with Texas-based 7-Eleven, Inc., to resolve allegations the company violated state laws requiring training of store personnel in hazardous-materials handling. The Alameda County District Attorney joined the District Attorneys of Contra Costa, Monterey, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Solano, Ventura, and Yolo Counties in the prosecution of this case.

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DA Participates in National Sex Buyer Sting Aug 2, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney and Law Enforcement Agencies Participate in National Sex Buyer Sting Netting More Than 500 Sex Buyer Arrests

OAKLAND, CA- District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office, under the leadership of Assistant District Attorney Sharmin Bock, conducted four covert operations targeting sex buyers, yielding a total of 45 arrests of sex buyers and two sex traffickers.

Participating in the operation were the Oakland Police Department and the Hayward Police Department. Also participating in the operations were the Alameda County Sheriff’s Transit Crime Unit, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Special Victims’ Unit and the Alameda County S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency law enforcement team, led by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, focusing on predatory sex offenders.

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$11 Million Settlement Announced to Address Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste Jun 19, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced an $11 million settlement against AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone) to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws governing hazardous waste, and hazardous materials, by routinely and illegally disposing of used motor oil, automotive fluids, and other hazardous wastes into company waste bins destined for municipal landfills not authorized to accept hazardous waste. The lawsuit also resolves allegations that AutoZone routinely failed to shred customer records containing confidential information before disposing of those items into the trash.

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Bill Requiring Prompt Rape Kit Testing Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee Jun 11, 2019

SB 22 Helps Ensure Justice for Survivors and Hold Rapists Accountable

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the Assembly Public Safety Committee today passed Senate Bill 22, important legislation co-sponsored by DA Nancy O’Malley and authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) requiring that law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

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District Attorney Diversity Recruitment May 2, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California District Attorneys Association Foundation has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging young people from all backgrounds to consider becoming prosecutors and fostering greater diversity in district attorney’s offices throughout the state.

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Alameda County DA’s Office Participates in National Drug Take Back Day 2019 Apr 22, 2019

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, is participating in National Drug Take Back Day.

The public is encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription or over the counter medication for free, confidential and safe disposal. Pet medications are also accepted.

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is vital to prevent the misuse of these substances, and to end the harmful environmental impacts of disposing of them in landfill or through our water system.

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Alameda DA Announces Consumer Protection Settlement With Rental Car Companies Apr 18, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office, along with the California Attorney General and the District Attorney of San Mateo County, have settled a consumer protection action against E-Z Rent-a-Car LLC (“E-Z”) and Advantage OpCo LLC (“Advantage”), along with another related entity. The civil action was filed in Alameda County Superior Court. E-Z and Advantage are in the business of renting automobiles to the public. They operate many locations in California, including at various airports. The companies merged together in 2015.

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