Nancy O'Malley

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Nancy E. O'Malley
District Attorney of Alameda County, California
In office
September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18) – December 21, 2022 (2022-12-21)
Preceded byTom Orloff
Succeeded byPamela Price
Personal details
BornConcord, Contra Costa County, U.S.
Alma materCalifornia State University, Hayward
Golden Gate University School of Law

Nancy O'Malley was the District Attorney for Alameda County, California.[1][2][3]


O'Malley was appointed as DA for Alameda County in 2009 by the board of supervisors when her predecessor retired.[4] She ran unopposed in 2010 and 2014.[4]

In November 2017, O'Malley investigated a high-profile shooting of a pregnant teenager by Fremont police officers. While investigating the case, she accepted a $10,000 contribution from the Fremont police union, which was the largest single contribution that she had at that point received from a police union. One of the police officers who shot the teenager was the president of the Fremont police union. She later cleared the Fremont police officers, including the union president, of any wrongdoing in the shooting.[4][5][6]

On June 13, 2019, just after the Toronto Raptors clinched the NBA title over the Golden State Warriors, Raptors President Masai Ujiri was allegedly involved in an altercation with an Alameda County Sheriff. The Sheriff's office was expected to file reports with the District Attorney's office. If filed, O’Malley would decide whether to bring charges against Ujiri.[7] The investigation ended on September 21. Following a private meeting on October 21, 2019, with Ujiri, his attorneys and Assistant District Attorney Terry Wiley, which was held at the Sheriff's Department, Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick wrote in an email to The Toronto Star that the District Attorney's office would not be "taking any further action".[8]

2018 District Attorney campaign[edit]

In 2018, she faced a challenge from a progressive candidate, Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price, running on policy of police accountability.[4] The race was notable for the large sums of money being spent.[4] Law enforcement unions spent large sums on O'Malley's campaign and in opposition to Price.[4]

End of tenure of office[edit]

O'Malley announced she would not seek a fourth term of office and would complete her term ending in the beginning of 2023.[9]


  1. ^ Shuttleworth, Jeff (March 13, 2010). "O'Malley will retain post as Alameda County's District Attorney". Pleasanton Weekly. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Baba, Hana (November 5, 2014). "Interview with Alameda Country District Attorney Nancy O'Malley about backlogged rapekits". KALW. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Elias, Paul (June 25, 2015). "Prosecutor: Balcony Deaths Could Bring Manslaughter Charges". Associated Press. Retrieved July 1, 2015 – via ABC News.
  4. ^ a b c d e f BondGraham, Darwin. "Police Union Money Flooded the East Bay's District Attorneys' Races". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  5. ^ "Conflict of interest? DA accepted $10,000 donation from Fremont cops while investigating them". East Bay Times. 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  6. ^ Tavares, Steven. "DA O'Malley Took $10K From Fremont Police Union Before Clearing Fremont Cops in Killing of Pregnant Teen". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  7. ^ "Raptors president Masai Ujiri produced ID before altercation with sheriff, police say, but not proper credentials". The Globe And Mail.
  8. ^ Adlakha, Abhya (October 22, 2019). "Raptors president Masai Ujiri will not face criminal charges following altercation after NBA Finals, Alameda County DA says". The Toronto Star. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "DA Nancy O'Malley Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election". May 18, 2021. Retrieved December 1, 2022.

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