The District Attorney's Office's official podcast series, "Justice For All", has released two new episodes that are now available for streaming.
The two newest episodes feature:

  • DA Nancy O'Malley discusses how her office is handling adjustments to working through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How prompt rape kit testing in California became law.

To learn more and listen to all episodes, visit or click your preferred streaming service below.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has previously issued a warning about those trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by, for example, charging excessive prices for consumer goods (price gouging) and perpetrating financial scams , such as by soliciting donations for fictitious charities. We want the public to also be wary of bad actors attempting to peddle phony treatments and cures for COVID-19. 
As of today, there are no drugs or medications to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19 approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, this has not stopped unscrupulous actors from taking advantage of the public’s anxiety and fear during this difficult, uncertain time. These phony treatments or cures can take many forms, for example, essential oils, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and CBD products. Advertisements for these products may appear on social media, in unsolicited emails or text messages, and in online ads. Purchasing a product that falsely claims to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19 may not only result in financial loss but can be dangerous to one’s health, if, for example, the products contain ingredients that cause adverse effects or interfere with other medications. 
The FDA has sent warning letters to over 35 companies for making false or misleading claims about products claiming to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.  
Here are some examples of “red flag” claims:   
  • “Studies show” anti-viral activity against coronavirus 
  • “Can be effective” in preventing and defeating coronavirus 
  • “Clinically proven” to help fight COVID-19 
  • “Recommended” to prevent coronavirus 
The FDA provides some tips to identify false or misleading claims:   
  • Be suspicious of products that claim to treat a wide range of diseases. 
  • Personal testimonials are no substitute for scientific evidence. 
  • Few diseases or conditions can be treated quickly, so be suspicious of any therapy claimed as a “quick fix.” 
  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. 
  • “Miracle cures,” which claim scientific breakthroughs or contain secret ingredients, are likely a hoax. 
Please report the potential unlawful sale of such products to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office by submitting a complaint form.    
 See FDA's Website for more information on false claims:
May 5 was World Hand Hygiene Day. Never has this day held more importance as we all strive to keep each other safe and healthy. Bay Area ER Physician Dr. David Baldini demonstrates the proper way to wash your hands in the following video.
During this time of crisis, it is more important than ever to share information that can help to keep the community safe and up-to-date. We will provide a weekly social media toolkit that enables anyone to use and post the same information that the DA’s Office shares with the public on a regular basis.

Help spread word to the community about staying safe by posting these graphics on social media!!
The District Attorney's Office remains concerned for those suffering from domestic violence and child abuse during the Shelter In Place Order. Resource flyers in English and Spanish are now available to download. Please help your community by printing, and sharing. 
DA Victim-Witness Division
1401 Lakeside Drive, #802
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 272-6180
Alameda County Family Justice Center 
470 27th Street Oakland, CA 94612 
(510) 267-8800 
On May 7, Alameda County DA O’Malley and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that their offices jointly filed a nine-count misdemeanor complaint charging Apna Bazar, a large grocery store in Pleasanton, and Rajvinder Singh, the store’s owner, with price gouging. This prosecution marks the first ever price gouging action in Alameda County.
Customers began voicing complaints about the increase in prices of food items at the Pleasanton store shortly after the state of emergency was declared in California. A chorus of complaints from shoppers reached the DA’s Office through phone calls, e-mails and postings on social media platforms.

If you have been the victim of price gouging or have information regarding potential price gouging in Alameda County, you can file a complaint by using a dedicated email address:
For many of us the celebration this year will be different and more distanced than we would like. We wish all of you – moms, daughters and sons – a healthy and happy Mother’s Day! Below are a few Q&A's and tips that can guide you to celebrate safely.

  • On Mother's Day, give your mom the best gift: the gift of health. Stay in place and celebrate virtually. Maintain your space and cover your face when outside on essential errands and activities. Wash your hands frequently.

  • Q: Can I plan a picnic to celebrate Mother’s Day May 10, 2020? A: Under Alameda County’s extended shelter-in-place order, you may continue to share meals at your home with members of your own household only.

  • Q: My mother invited our family to her home for Mother’s Day; Can we go?    A: No. Keeping your mother safe from exposure to COVID-19 is a beautiful gift. Only members of your same household or living unit are allowed be together. Do not risk exposing others.

  • Q: Can I play golf with my mother under the extended Alameda County order? A: If your Mother lives in your household you may play golf together. Remember to follow virus prevention practices including frequent hand sanitizing.

  • If you live with your mom, you can still treat her to a special meal even though restaurants are closed to dining. Order from local restaurants that offer delivery or curbside pick-up and eat at home.
*Information Provided by the Alameda County Public Health Department*
Alameda County Courts Case Portal: For information pertaining to specific cases.

Criminal Docket Finder: Find out when the next court date is for a particular case.

Inmate Locator: Find out the custody status of a person.

Alameda County DA's Office website: View up-to-date news and information about the office at our website.

Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) website: The ACFJC is a 1-stop location that provides victims of crime with legal, health, and support services, and the opportunity for physical and psychological safety, recovery and well-being.