O’Malley scrubs website of Sacramento DA’s endorsement after Price calls out similar fundraising conflicts

Civil right attorney Pamela Price is turning
up the heat on Alameda County District
Attorney Nancy O’Malley in recent weeks.

ALAMEDA COUNTY DA
–ELECTION 2018–
Last week ,the campaign for Alameda County District Attorney candidate Pamela Price attempted to highlight a link between incumbent Alameda County D.A. Nancy O’Malley and her counterpart in Sacramento, who is currently embroiled in the aftermath of the shooting by local police of an unarmed black man.

O’Malley’s website had listed Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert as a campaign endorser, which the Price campaign previously noted . Furthermore, adding that Schubert has received $13,000 in contributions from law enforcement groups following the shooting death of Stephon Clark to O’Malley.

Price’s campaign has tried to
link Sacramento DA Anne
Marie Schubert and the shooting
of Stephon Clark to O’Malley.

It was reported in March that O’Malley, similarly, received a $10,000 contribution from the Fremont Police Officers Association while her office was investigating the 2017 shooting of a 16-year-old pregnant girl by Fremont Police. One of the shooters is the current president on the police union. O’Malley’s office did not charge the officers in the incident.

O’Malley, however, appears to have cut ties with Schubert, at minimum, removing her name from the list of campaign endorsements located on her website.

“O’Malley should urge her endorser and colleague, Anne-Marie Schubert, to return the campaign funds she received after the Clark shooting,” said Price. “Unfortunately, O’Malley’s only response–a cowardly one–has been to remove Anne-Marie Schubert’s name from the O’Malley campaign website.”

There was no immediate response Monday afternoon from O’Malley’s campaign. However, an entire section previously labeled, “Legal Services Community,” that included Schubert’s name no longer appears on the campaign website. The section also included other endorsements from district attorneys and city attorneys from across the state.

O’Malley has not returned the contribution from the Fremont police union. Last week, when the question was posed by the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee during an endorsement meeting, O’Malley said regardless of the contribution, she and her office would always remain unbiased.

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