Acquittal in Mistaken iPhone Thief Case

San Francisco, CA — A young man who was accused of theft of an iPhone was acquitted on November 16, 2011, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced. Ronnie Morrisette, 26, was acquitted of robbery, assault, false imprisonment, and four lesser charges. After a week-long trial, the jury deliberated for less than a day before […]

Public Defender Calls for Change Following New Police Misconduct Evidence

San Francisco, CA — Revealing evidence of a fabricated police report, excessive force against a blameless merchant, and police theft, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today called on the SFPD to: (1) launch an immediate investigation into new reports of police misconduct, and (2) to institute a zero tolerance policy for officers who steal […]

SF Public Defender’s Office Clean Slate 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Clean Slate Program, one of San Francisco’s original reentry programs, was established in 1999. Since then, Public Defender Jeff Adachi has continued his commitment by providing ongoing legal representation to help individuals with clearing up their criminal history records.

Public Defender’s Office Receives Grant To Assist Mentally Ill Clients

The Public Defender’s Office will receive an annual $80,000 grant from the Metta Fund for two years to hire a social worker who will provide additional support for Public Defender clients with major mental illness in finding and maintaining employment and eliminating barriers to employment.

Public Defender Seeks Supervisors’ Approval to Fill Essential Positions

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi said that he plans to ask the Board of Supervisors to approve a request to fill some vacant positions in order to meet his assigned caseload.

S.F. Public Defender’s Chinatown Forum

Public Defender Jeff Adachi will lead a free public forum addressing the legal rights of San Francisco’s Chinese community, October 2, 2009 at 2pm at Four Seas Restaurant.

KALW Crosscurrents: Jeff Adachi on Community Justice Center

Ben Trefny of KALW’s Crosscurrents sits down with Jeff Adachi to ask him what’s going on with his work at the Community Justice Center.

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