Testimony From Beyond Grave Saves Man From Life In Prison

A San Francisco father facing life in prison for a violent robbery was acquitted Thursday after testimony revealed another man admitted to the crime shortly before his death, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

A Fight Ahead on Peremptory Challenges

“We cannot fathom why the governor is pushing a failed proposal that has been rejected numerous times by the Legislature,” countered San Francisco County Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who called the proposal “a sham.”

Former Public Defender Sworn in as SF Judge

Christopher Hite, who spent nearly 18 years as a deputy public defender and was instrumental in developing the San Francisco Public Defender’s racial justice initiatives , was sworn in today as a San Francisco Superior Court judge.

Op-Ed: Why No Charges in Police-Involved Beating in SF?

It’s been nearly three weeks and the officers names have not been released. The incident report remains a secret.

Op-Ed: Truth Lost When Officers View Body Cam Footage

If the Police Commission makes the wrong decision today, we will lose the ability to require officers to write down their independent recollection as to what happened… It will destroy one of the main reasons to have the body cameras in the first place: to provide a check and balance between the police perception and video evidence.

Man Acquitted of Felonies After DMV Brawl

A man facing five years in prison following a an altercation at the DMV in which combatants wielded office supplies as weapons was acquitted today of felony charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

SF Woman Acquitted Of Boyfriend’s Murder

A woman who fatally stabbed her lover in a Tenderloin hotel room last year was acquitted of all charges today after a jury determined she acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to End Money Bail in SF

A class action lawsuit filed in federal court yesterday seeks to end the practice of money bail in San Francisco. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, takes aim at San Francisco’s “wealth-based detention scheme.”

Street Crooner Acquitted Of Bike Lock Assault

A 61-year-old crooner who serenades Union Square shoppers was acquitted Tuesday of hitting a stranger with a bicycle lock, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jami’s Ordeal Shows Public Defenders Deserve Respect

Jami Tillotson’s arrest was shocking. It’s also part of a pattern of mistreatment of public defenders. Read Jeff Adachi’s column in the Daily Journal.

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