Did You Know?
September 2014 Attendance Awareness Month
Ensure our youth attend school every day and graduate ready to succeed in college and work.

Visit our At School website to learn more about how you can help stop chronic absenteeism and habitual truancy.

Follow us on Twitter and tweet #schooleveryday during September 2014
Attend our next Elder Protection Seminar!
Topics included:
Medicare Fraud
Internet Fraud
Prescription Drug Fraud

For time and location details, click on the flyer for more info
Honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October)
Like us on Facebook for  time & location details for the annual *Day of Remembrance 

Click on the ribbon to see last year's event 
*Details TBA later this month
Quick Links

H.E.A.T. Watch Website
Criminal Docket Finder
Do you have a question for the District Attorney's Office?

The District Attorney's Office receives many calls and e-mails from the public asking a wide variety of questions. Please feel free to e-mail a question of your own that you would like to see answered here.
ISSUE NO. 7 / 2014
From the Office of District Attorney  
Nancy E. O'Malley, Alameda County 
DA's Office Wins 2014
NACo Achievement Award
& CSAC Merit Award

NACo Achievement Award:
The District Attorney's Youth Empowerment Program located at the Family Justice Center was awarded the Children and Youth 2014 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties. This program offers integrated and harmonious services to children who have been exposed to or are victims of family violence. The combination of a safe and nurturing play space, access to a County Library, onsite tutoring and an opportunity to attend summer camp is an innovative way to ensure children of all ages have the opportunity to thrive.

In addition to the the award granted to the DA's Office, Alameda County was granted seven Achievement Awards.

To learn more about the Youth Empowerment Program, visit the Alameda County Family Justice Center's main website.

California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Merit Award:
The District Attorney's Human Exploitation & Trafficking Watch Community Initiatives program received the 2014 CSAC Challenge Merit Award. The Merit Award recognizes leadership, creativity, and innovation in county government. H.E.A.T. Watch Community Initiatives engage the general public in an effort to combat child sex trafficking, through public-private partnerships, innovative technologies, and educational tools for youth.

To learn more about the District Attorney's H.E.A.T Watch Program,
visit the H.E.A.T. Watch website.

Summer '14 Youth Employment at the DA's Office
 DA O'Malley celebrating the end of Summer 2014 with some of the interns and fellows 
The DA's 2014 Summer interns and fellows spent over four months learning about the inner-workings of the DA's Office, the criminal justice system, and the courts. Over 30 students participated in either the Summer Law Clerk Program, the Earl Warren Fellowships, the Pipeline & Pathways to the Justice System program or the District Attorney's Justice Academy internships. The Summer Law Clerk program offers clerkships to law school students entering their third year. Earl Warren Fellowships are given to students on their way into law school. The Pipeline & Pathways to the Justice System internships are offered to students, high school and college respectively, who wish to pursue careers in the law and justice fields. The District Attorney's Justice Academy internships are given to high school students taking part in DAJA and are placed in law related internships throughout the County, including the DA's office.
DAJA students giving their closing remarks at the Eden Valley Cohort graduation ceremony, held inside the Hayward City Council Chambers
DAJA students gathered w/ DA O'Malley (center), Aaron Ortiz, E.D. of East Bay Community Services (center left), ADA Teresa Drenick (far left), & Niki Martinez (left), DAJA program coordinator, at the Tri-Valley Academy's graduation ceremony
ALCODA Public Awareness Campaign Reaches San Diego County
Through a collaborative effort between the San Diego District Attorney's Office, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, and Clear Channel Outdoor, a public awareness campaign created by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office has spread its message and purpose throughout San Diego County.

In early January 2014, DA O'Malley unveiled billboards and bus shelters visible throughout Oakland and neighboring communities to raise awareness of the staggering number of commercially sexually exploited children in the city and to offer help to those same children. The images from this campaign are now visible throughout San Diego County. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is committed to ending human trafficking of all forms throughout the state and nation.
Rape Kit Backlog Update
DDAs Erin Kingsbury (left) & Jason Chin (right) (of the DA's DNA/Cold Case Unit) with DA O'Malley & Congressman Honda (center)
On August 12, Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley held a press conference at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse to discuss the accomplishments and ongoing efforts in eliminating the backlog of rape kits.

In addition to championing the testing of the current backlog of kits, D.A. O'Malley is working on many fronts to eliminate current and future backlogs:
* AB 1517: DA O'Malley and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner introduced legislation to provide for timely testing of kits throughout California.
* Federal Funding: DA O'Malley has met with federal lawmakers and the Vice President's Office to secure national funding. $41 million has been allocated in the 2015 federal budget specifically for the testing of rape kits.
* FBI Pilot Project: DA O'Malley is in talks with the FBI to allow Alameda County to become the first Pilot Project that would streamline the technical review process after the testing of the kit by a private lab.

Governor Signs DA Sponsored Human Trafficking Bill - Senate Bill 939
Friday, August 29, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 939, marking a significant advancement in the ability to prosecute human trafficking cases that cross jurisdictional lines. The legislation, co-sponsored by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office and authored by Senator Marty Block, enables prosecutors to file multiple charges against a defendant who commits human trafficking-related offenses in multiple jurisdictions across the State of California.

"Human trafficking, pimping, and pandering are not limited to one jurisdiction. By the crimes' very nature, victims can be exploited wherever there is demand. Perpetrators frequently move across jurisdictional lines to avoid apprehension," states D.A. Nancy E. O'Malley. "This law eliminates the need for multiple trials in different jurisdictions, a process that too often resulted in excessive trauma and travel for victims, unnecessary costs to our court system, and complicated prosecution of human trafficking related crimes."

Highlighting CalVCP's New Campaign
DA O'Malley is a committed partner of the California Victims' Compensation Program (CalVCP) and leader in victims' rights advocacy. A new campaign by the CalVCP now permeates four of the top ten most violent cities in California: Oakland, Richmond, Antioch, and San Francisco. In addition to their crime rates, these cities were chosen because of the existing gap between the high number of reported violent crimes and the low number of CalVCP applications submitted for assistance. The images and information are displayed on the CalVCP website and on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI).

"Crime victims suffer emotionally, physically and financially. The cost of crime is often overwhelming but there is help and there are resources available for victims of crime through the California Victim Compensation Program. Victims and their loved ones often face the immediate trauma of being victimized and the associated costs that can include medical bills to mental health expenses to emergency relocation. We are honored to partner with CalVCP in this effort to ensure that all victims are aware of the help and services available to them in California." - District Attorney O'Malley
Featured Verdicts
  • On August 28, 2014, a jury convicted Charles Lamont Kimbrough of first degree murder. On April 20, 2011, Chris Donaldson, Charles Kimbrough, and Richard Ezell conspired to rob William Adrian Sapp, who placed an ad on Craigslist to sell marijuana. At the exchange point, Kimbrough appeared and tried to take the marijuana which led to a brawl. Kimbrough brought a fake pistol and victim Sapp had a loaded .38 revolver. The shooting occurred as Sapp had the fake gun and Ezell picked up the victim's gun; Ezell shot once and killed the victim. In June 2014, Donaldson was convicted of first degree murder. Ezell testified and pled to second degree murder. Defendant Kimbrough will be sentenced on October 31, 2014. The case was prosecuted by DDA Patrick Moriarty with assistance from DA Inspector George Phillips.
  • On August 20, 2014, a jury convicted William Barnes of three counts of second-degree robbery with use of a firearm and co-defendant Kenneth Webb of a single count of second-degree robbery, also with use of a firearm. During August 2012, the defendants embarked on a spree of gun-point robberies throughout the city of San Leandro. They robbed a cashier clerk at a Shell Gas Station at gunpoint and def. Barnes robbed a cashier clerk at a Quick Stop market and Food Maxx. In each case, the victims were ordered at gunpoint to open and turn over hundreds of dollars from their cash registers while one or both defendants collected the money and fled. The case was prosecuted by DDA Adam Maldonado with assistance from Inspector Tim Bergquist.

For a full description of all felony and misdemeanor verdicts,  please visit
our website.
 Home  /  About  /  Contact