The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Announces Key Leadership Appointments

Oakland CA, August 15, 2023 — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce key leadership appointments.

Demarris Evans has been appointed as the Interim Branch Head for the Civil Rights Bureau. A dedicated advocate for justice system transformation, Evans brings her expertise from the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. Evans’ experience includes policy development, victim services enhancement, and promoting racial equity and restorative justice. At both the San Francisco and Orange County Public Defender Office, Evans has pioneered racial justice units, advancing equitable practices through litigation and community engagement. As a lecturer at San Francisco State University, she continues to contribute to the education of future lawyers. Evans holds a BA from UC Berkeley and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Joining the office as the Interim head of the Public Accountability Unit is James Conger, a seasoned public accountability attorney. Conger played a crucial role at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted cases involving police misconduct and led efforts for public disclosure of police misconduct files. Conger has an extensive background in the Independent Investigations Bureau and General Felonies Units. He brings a wealth of experience in assessing police conduct, managing felony cases, and advocating for justice. He is a graduate of Duke University and earned his JD from UC Hastings College of Law.

These appointments signal the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office’s dedication to transparency, civil rights enforcement and accountability for all.


## Contact: Public Information Officer Patti Lee, // 628-249-1288 


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The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney Pamela Y. Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward

-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @AlamedaCountyda on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.