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SF’s mental health crisis: Where there’s a will, preventative, community-based treatment...

Op Ed by Danielle Harris - Director of Public Integrity for the San Francisco Public Defender's Office Published by the...

Independent review of Jeff Adachi’s autopsy shows death was natural

SAN FRANCISCO – Robert Chan, an attorney for the family of Jeff Adachi, is releasing three independent reports that raise serious questions...

Statement From The Head of Our Juvenile Unit About The Historic...

The vote to close down juvenile hall was a historic moment in juvenile justice reform. I am excited and proud to be...

Public Defender’s Office Demands Police Files

San Francisco-- Representatives from the Public Defender’s Office will be advocating for the release of previously sealed police personnel files during Wednesday evening’s Police...

Stay-Away Fray

A man who was arrested for violating a stay-away order that he thought had expired was acquitted, Public Defender Manohar Raju has...

A “Novel” Approach to Literacy– Public Defender’s Office to Work More...

Newly-appointed Public Defender Manohar Raju is committed to continue to improve the circumstances for our clients, not only post-jail, but also during their time in custody....

Response From The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office to the Ongoing...

On April 18, 2019, the SF Board of Supervisors called for an investigation of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) for improperly...

Disabled Man Aquitted of Resisting Arrest

San Francisco— A man with a neurological disorder that was approached and then forcibly pushed to the ground by a police officer while he...

Misconceptions Result in Acquittals in Two Domestic Violence Cases

San Francisco-- Two cases of people charged with domestic violence ended in acquittal this week after juries examined the evidence and decided...

Jury Hung in Twin Peaks Homicide Case

San Francisco—The jury hung 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal in a case involving a man who defended himself against a group...