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Alameda County District Attorney

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Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Prompts Proposal From East Bay Lawmaker

An unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.

01/21/2014

Posters of former child sex  trafficking victims that are part of a public  awareness campaign in Oakland.

Child Sex Trafficking Targeted In New Campaign On Oakland Billboards

Billboards and posters bearing the faces of former child sex trafficking victims and the stories of how they escaped a life of sexual exploitation will be popping up around Oakland as part of an extensive public awareness campaign.

01/09/2014

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

Lawyer For Oakland Boy Accused In Bus Burning Wants Case in Juvenile Court

The defense lawyer for a 16-year-old boy accused of setting a skirt-wearing teen on fire on an AC Transit bus three weeks ago said Tuesday that he will seek to have the boy prosecuted in juvenile court instead of in adult court.

11/26/2013

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Lawyer Says Teen Burned On AC Transit Bus Was Prank

The attorney for a 16-year-old Oakland boy accused of setting another teen on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month said it was not a hate crime during a court appearance on Friday.

11/15/2013

Luke 'Sasha' Fleischman (Family photo/CBS)

Adult Charges, Hate Crime Clause In Case Of Teen Set Afire On AC Transit Bus

A teenage boy suspected of setting another teen on fire aboard an Alameda County Transit bus Monday was charged as an adult and hate crime enhancements added, according to prosecutors.

11/07/2013

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Alameda County Receives Grant To Reduce Rape Kit Backlog

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it has received a $1.5 million grant to reduce its backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.

03/27/2013

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Alameda DA Confirms MC Hammer Won’t Face Charges

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed that it will not file charges against rapper MC Hammer in connection with an incident at Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center in Dublin last month.

03/11/2013

A collection notice with Alameda County District Attorney letterhead. (CBS)

Bay Area DA’s Offices Outsource To Collect Big From Bad Check Writers

Bouncing a check has never been a good thing to do, and in a strange twist of irony where people are writing few and fewer of them—the penalty for writing a bad one might be harsher than it was before.

11/12/2012

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Prosecutors Gather In Oakland To Combat Child Sex Trafficking

Hundreds of west coast law enforcement prosecutors and service providers are gathering in Oakland this week to compare notes on how to best combat human trafficking.

06/13/2012

San Leandro Teen Points Loaded Gun In Argument Over A Girl

An 18-year-old San Leandro man has been charged for pointing a loaded gun at a San Leandro High School student at an after-school hangout spot Monday afternoon.

09/16/2011

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