'DID YOU KNOW...?' NEWSLETTER
Holiday Season Issue, 2018
Welcome to the holiday issue of our 'Did You Know...?' newsletter for 2018.

Inside:
  • 2018 Swearing-In of New Deputy District Attorneys
  • KidZone Holiday Party at the Family Justice Center
  • Inspectors Assist High Schools In "We The People" Competition
  • Recent Verdicts
  • Happy Holidays & Happy New Year
New Deputy District Attorneys Are Sworn In
The 2018 Swearing-In ceremony took place in Department 1 of the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Honorable William McGuiness presiding.

On December 7, 2018 the three newest members of the DA family were sworn in as Deputy District Attorneys. The swearing-in ceremony is always a very special moment for both the office as well as the family and friends of the new attorneys. DA O'Malley and an audience of colleagues warmly welcomed Maryam Ahmad, Robert Mohen, and Alyssa Fielding as they begin their new careers in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
Annual Family Justice Center Hosts
10th Annual Holiday Party for
Kids and Families
As the holidays draw near, the Family Justice Center turns into a children’s wonderland for a day. 2018 marks the 10 th year that the DA’s Office and Family Justice Center host the KidZone Holiday Party. All family justice clients who have visited our KidZone are invited to attend the festivities which include creative crafting, delicious treats and a toy give-away.

Even Santa makes an appearance! We thank First United Credit Union, the ACFJC partners, the County Auditor’s Office, the Girl Scouts of Piedmont and members of the DA’s Office for generous contributions that make the magical day possible. Learn more about the Alameda County Family Justice Center here

DA Inspectors Assist High Schools In
"We The People" Competition
DA Inspectors Tim Bergquist, Frank Bonifacio and Craig Chew spent Saturday, Dec 8 th helping high school students from Amador Valley, Irvington, and Foothill High Schools with the “We the People” competition. 

This state qualifier for the competition was held at the Fremont Hall of Justice and determined which schools would move on to the statewide competition in February at the State Capitol. During the all-day competition, the inspectors ensured that the event went smoothly. By day’s end, all three high schools qualified to attend and compete against other students and schools from around the state. 

Congratulations to all these talented teens!

From the Courtroom
Two recent felony verdicts:

People v. Michael Brown

On December 5, 2018, a jury convicted defendant Michael Brown of a felony sexual assault for forcing victim Jane Doe to orally copulate him against her will using force, violence and fear of immediate bodily injury.
On August 7, 2018, Defendant Brown, 51, picked up 18-year-old Jane Doe from a location in Oakland, CA, with the understanding that they would engage in acts of prostitution. Instead of the interaction being a commercial and consensual one, Defendant Brown physically assaulted Jane Doe, threatened her, and humiliated her for more than 3 hours.
After the sexual assault, Jane Doe immediately reported to two of her female friends and called the police. Jane Doe had a physical injury to the inside of her mouth consistent with the sexual assault. DNA from Jane Doe’s left breast came back to a match to the Defendant Brown. Additionally, Defendant Brown sent text messages to Jane Doe after the assault, reiterating some of his prior threats as well as alluding to what he had done to her.
Defendant Michael Brown is scheduled to be sentenced January 4, 2019.
The case was prosecuted by DDA Charly Weissenbach, with assistance by Inspector Brian Delahunty and Victim-Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.
Posted on Dec 7, 2018

People v. Jubalani Williams

On December 12, 2018, a jury convicted Jabulani Williams of first degree premeditated murder and found true the allegation that Defendant used a deadly weapon, a knife, in connection with the November 21, 2013, murder of Casey Walker.
On November 21, 2013, Williams was tipped off that Casey Walker, a man with whom Williams had had an argument approximately three weeks prior, had been seen in the neighborhood. Williams immediately set off to find Walker, and located Walker two blocks away in a business on 73rd Avenue in East Oakland. Williams entered the business, stabbed Casey Walker fatally in the abdomen, and fled the scene.
Williams was identified by multiple individuals who were present in the neighborhood at the time of the murder, as well as an employee at the business.
Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on February 15, 2019.
The case was prosecuted by DDA John Ullom, with assistance from District Attorney's Inspectors Joseph McNiff and James Morris, and Victim Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.


For a summary of recent verdicts, please visit our website.
Happy Holidays!
From all of us here at the District Attorney's Office, we wish you a joyous and safe holiday season and New Year. Please enjoy your time with family and loved ones responsibly . - The Office
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