On June 8, 2020 DA O'Malley issued the following statement:
As I reflect alongside members of my Office and my community on the murder of George Floyd and the incredible outpouring of pain, anger and action over the last two weeks, I recognize the immediacy and urgency this moment brings to the Office of the District Attorney. While we have worked for years to address and reduce racism and bias in the justice system, there is much more to be done. As prosecutors, we are in a unique position to be leaders of change.
I am announcing the creation of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Fair and Equitable Policing and Prosecution Advisory Council. The Council will include members from the Alameda County community, particularly from the African American community, as well as selected members from my office and other governmental entities. The Council will include individuals of all ages and be representative of the entire county. I will include academics, practicing attorneys, the business community and those with lived experiences. The Advisor Council will work with me as I work with the Fair and Equitable Policing and Prosecution Working Group. I will seek input and sage advice through listen and learn dialogues. I will value the counsel of the diverse Advisory Council as I continue to build a justice system that is equal and equitable for all.