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Posted on: May 7, 2021

News Release: OIS Public Report Release -- WCPD Officers Shooting of Resident Deemed Legal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 7, 2021

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, office

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District Attorney OIS Public Report: Walnut Creek Police Officers Shooting of Resident Deemed Legal 

 

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

News Release: First Resentencing Occurs under AB 2942 in Contra Costa County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 3, 2021

 

Contacts: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Brandon Banks, Public Defender’s Office

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Christina Svenson, For the People

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

News Release: DA's Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18-24

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 22, 2021

 

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

News Release: DA’s Office Files Multiple Felonies Against Danville Police Officer Andrew Hall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 21, 2021

 

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA’s Office Files Multiple Felonies Against Danville Police Officer Andrew Hall

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

News Release: Concord Man Pleads Guilty for Trying to Chat with “14-Year-Old Boy”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 19, 2021

 

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Concord Man Pleads Guilty for Trying to Chat with “14-Year-Old Boy”

 

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

News Release: Clayton Resident Pleads Guilty to Online Child Exploitation Offense

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 15, 2021

 

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

Clayton Resident Pleads Guilty to Online Child Exploitation Offense 

 

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

News Release: Private Security Guards Charged with Battery & Illegal Possession of Tear Gas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 9, 2021

 

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

Private Security Guards Charged with Battery & Illegal Possession of Tear Gas

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

News Release: Man Convicted for 2016 Domestic Violence Murder of Partner

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 6, 2021

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

Man Convicted for 2016 Domestic Violence Murder of Partner

 

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

News Release: Man Sentenced to 36 Years in State Prison for 2019 Rape Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 5, 2021

 

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 cell

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Man Sentenced to 36 Years in State Prison for 2019 Rape Case

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

News Release: DA Becton Issues Statement on CA Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Humphrey Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 26, 2021

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

District Attorney Becton Issues Statement on California Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Humphrey Case

 

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Community Webinar Town Hall hosted by Supervisor Glover & DA Becton – COVID-19 & The Black Community

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 16, 2021

Contacts: David Fraser, 925-608-4000

david.fraser@bos.cccounty.us

Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

News Release: Man Sentenced to 19 Years to Life for 2017 Murder in Pittsburg

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 17, 2021

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

Man Sentenced to 19 Years to Life for 2017 Murder in Pittsburg

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

News Release: Man Charged with 5 Counts, Including Attempted Kidnap of Potential BART Patron

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 11, 2021

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

Pittsburg Man Charged with 5 Counts, Including Attempted Kidnap of Potential BART Patron

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

News Release: Owner of Amazon’s Landscaping Company Charged with 2 Felonies for Death of Employee

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 4, 2021

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Owner of Concord-Based Amazon’s Landscaping Company Charged with 2 Felonies for Death of Employee

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

News Release: DA Becton Issues Statement on CA Supreme Court Decision to Uphold SB 1391

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 25, 2021

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

District Attorney Becton Issues Statement on California Supreme Court Decision to Uphold SB 1391

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

News Release: Couple Charged with the Murder of their 5-Week Old Baby Son

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 10, 2021

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Couple Charged with the Murder of their 5-Week Old Baby Son

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

News Release: Contra Costa’s Human Trafficking Taskforce Participates in Statewide Operation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 4, 2021

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

Contra Costa’s Human Trafficking Taskforce Participates in 7th Annual Statewide Oper...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

News Release: DA’s Office Participates in “Wear Blue” Day to Promote Human Trafficking Awareness

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 11, 2021

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

News Release: DA Diana Becton Selected by Governor Newsom to Serve on CA Victim Compensation Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 6, 2021

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

DA Diana Becton Selected by Governor Gavin Newsom to Serve on California Victim Compensation Board 

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

DA OIS Report: Pittsburg Police Officers Lawfully Shot and Killed Man During Standoff

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—December 28, 2020

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, office

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DA OIS Report: Pittsburg Police Officers Lawfully Shot and Killed Man During Standoff

 

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

News Release: Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Felonies, Including Carjacking and Attempted Murder

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—December 21, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 

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Pittsburg Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Felonies, Including July 2020 Carjacking and Attempted Murder

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

News Release: DA Diana Becton Issues New Policy Related to Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—December 15, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 mobile scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

News Release: Antioch Man Charged with Distribution & Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 14, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Antioch Resident Charged with Distribution and Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography 

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

News Release: Married Couple Found Guilty for 2019 Fatal Road Rage Murder in Antioch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—November 24, 2020

 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

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Married Couple Found Guilty for 2019 Fatal Road Rage Murder in Antioch

 

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

News Release: Mother Charged with the Murder of Her 2-Year-Old Boy Due to Ingestion of Fentanyl

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—November 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

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Brentwood Mother Charged with the Murder of her 2-Year-Old Baby Boy Due to Ingestion of Fentanyl

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

News Release: Bed Bath & Beyond to Pay $1.49 Million in Settlement of Environmental Violations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 27, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc., to Pay $1.49 Million in Settlement of Environmental Violations

 

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

News Release: Safeway Settles Consumer Protection Case for Price Gouging During COVID-19 Pandemic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 27, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell

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Safeway Settles Consumer Protection Case for Price Gouging During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

News Release: Ross Farca Held to Answer on Hate Crime Targeting Jewish Community

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 22, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

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Ross Farca Held to Answer on Hate Crime Targeting Jewish Community & Death Threat to Concord PD Detective

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Issues Statement Regarding Public Corruption Unit Investigation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 8, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

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DA’s Office Issues Statement Regarding Public Corruption Unit Investigation

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Begins Next Phase with Vera Institute of Justice

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

DA’s Office Begins Next Phase with Vera Institute of Justice

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

News Release: Jury Convicts Local Youth Soccer Coach For Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

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September 29, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Jury Convicts Local Youth Soccer Coach For Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

News Release: Contra Costa County DA Becton Announces Misdemeanor Filing Considerations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 24, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton Announces Misdemeanor Filing Considerations

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

News Release: Former Athenian School Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor Jane Doe

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 21, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Former Athenian School Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor Jane Doe

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

News Release: Three Homicide Cold Cases Filed Due To Operation by FBI Safe Streets Task Force

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 15, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Three Homicide Cold Cases Filed as a Result of Years-Long Operation by FBI Safe Streets Task Force

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

News Release: $1.43 Million Settlement Announced to Address Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 14, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

$1.43 Million Settlement Announced to Address Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste; Kelly-Moore...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

News Release: Owner of “Skorz” Bar Charged with 2 Counts Including Violation of Health Officer Order

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 14, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

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Owner of “Skorz” Bar in Pittsburg Charged with Two Counts Including Violation of Health Offi...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

News Release: Two Defendants Convicted Of $2 Million Insurance and Tax Fraud Scheme

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 2, 2020 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile 

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Two Defendants Convicted Of $2 Million Insurance and Tax Fraud Scheme

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

News Release: DeAngelo Sentenced to 11 Consecutive Life Terms Without Possibility of Parole

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Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Sentenced to 11 Consecutive Life Terms Without the Possibility of Parole for 13 Murders, and an Additional Consecutive Life Term for 13 Kidnappings 

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Files First Criminal Labor Trafficking Case Involving Domestic Servitude

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 10, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

DA’s Office Files First Criminal Labor Trafficking Case Involving Domestic Servitude

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

News Release: DA Diana Becton Issues Statement on Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 4, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 DA Diana Becton Issues Statement on Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, Establishes Reimagine Youth Justice Task Force

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

News Release: Suisun City Resident and Former Coach Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 14

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Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Suisun City Resident and Former Basketball Coach and School District Employee Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Child under 14

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

News Release: Owner of Viking Pavers Pleads to 6 Felonies in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 28, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Owner of Viking Pavers Pleads to Six Felonies in Workers’ Compensation and Payroll Tax Fraud Case

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

News Release: Man Charged with Multiple Offenses Including Unlawful Possession of a Revolver

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Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Martinez Man Charged with Multiple Offenses Including Unlawful Possession of a Revolver 

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

News Release: NorCal K9 Owner Sentenced to Two Years in State Prison for Animal Cruelty

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office

NorCal K9 Owner Sentenced to Two Years in State Prison for Animal Cruelty

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

News Release: Two Martinez Residents Charged with Hate Crime for Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 7, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Two Martinez Residents Charged with Hate Crime for Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

News Release: Joseph DeAngelo Jr. Pleads Guilty to 13 Murders, 13 Kidnappings & Uncharged Crimes

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Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 mobile, Scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Pleads Guilty to 13 Murders, 13 Kidnappings and Dozens of Additional Uncharged Crimes

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

News Release: DA Becton Issues New Policy to Ban Carotid Holds by DA’s Investigative Unit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 26, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 mobile

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District Attorney Diana Becton Issues New Policy to Ban Carotid Holds by DA’s Investigative Unit 

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Advisory: June 29th Press Conference, People vs. Joseph James DeAngelo

ADVISORY for PRESS CONFERENCE:

A joint press conference will be held immediately after the court hearing for People vs. Joseph James DeAngelo.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

News Release: Former Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Faces 34 Felonies for Perjury & Grand Theft

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 17, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

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Former Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Faces 34 Felonies for Perjury & Grand Theft Related to His Political Ca...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

District Attorney Diana Becton Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 2, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

District Attorney Diana Becton Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

News Release: Law Enforcement Leaders Call on State Bar to Create New Ethics Rule

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

News Release: Clayton Resident Charged with Arranging to Meet a Minor for Sex

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May 22, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Clayton Resident Charged with Arranging to Meet a Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On Thursday May 21, 2020, th...

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