Thursday, December 18, 2014
More than 200 public defenders and allies held a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest today on the steps of San Francisco’s criminal courthouse to show support for racial justice and stand in solidarity with protesters in New York, Ferguson and around the country.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A 48-year-old man was acquitted of breaking into a luxury apartment garage and torching a Mercedes after a jury determined his arrest was based on an unreliable identification, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
“A grand jury refusing to indict in such an evidence-heavy case would defy belief–if it didn’t happen so often. “
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
After reviewing the transcripts and evidence released Tuesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released the following statement today on the grand jury’s decision against indicting police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
SF Public Defender establishes information line to assist former clients seeking relief under the new law or those who have questions about their eligibility.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
A 49-year-old woman accused of beating a rival in a barroom brawl was acquitted of all charges after a jury viewed video evidence that showed she acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A young homeless man who was punched and kicked by officers after refusing to stop for questioning has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be among eight Asian American leaders honored Saturday by the West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center.
A law-abiding mother whose life was turned upside down following an argument with her daughters has been cleared of child endangerment and threats, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, October 3, 2014
You may think jail is a place for convicted criminals. You would be wrong. In San Francisco, 85 percent of the roughly 1,300 inmates in county jail haven’t been convicted of anything. That’s more than 1,000 men and women. They are there not because they have been found guilty but because they simply cannot afford bail.