Wednesday, January 28, 2015
San Francisco, CA — San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today released video showing a deputy public defender being unlawfully arrested outside a courtroom as she attempted to protect her client’s right to counsel. The cell phone footage, taken Tuesday afternoon inside the San Francisco’s Hall of Justice , shows San Francisco Police Inspector Brian […]
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Pledging to battle racial bias in the criminal justice system, Jeff Adachi was sworn in for a fourth term as San Francisco Public Defender today.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Annual Report and calendar highlight year of improving the system.
Monday, January 5, 2015
In guest commentary for the Contra Costa Times, Deputy Public Defender Christopher Hite takes DA Mark Peterson to task over Peterson’s claim that race has no effect on justice system outcomes.
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.