Pass the SF Due Process for All Policy

Read Jeff Adachi’s blog in the Huffington Post on Due Process For All.

Patricia Lee to Receive Cheyenne Bell Award

For her three decades of advocating for children in the juvenile justice system, Deputy Public Defender Patricia Lee has been selected by the Center for Young Women’s Development (CYWD) as a 2013 Cheyenne Bell award winner.

Husband Acquitted After Burrito Dispute Spurs False Arrest

A husband falsely arrested after police mistook his embrace of his wife as spousal abuse has been cleared of domestic violence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Tourist Attack Case Thrown Out

The case against a man accused of beating a tourist unconscious and stealing his Louis Vuitton wallet with $2,000 cash inside was dismissed today, less than 24-hours after jurors deadlocked, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Man Acquitted of Champagne Bottle Attack on Dubstep Fan

A 52-year-old man accused of smashing a champagne bottle over his 30-year-old coworker’s head after the younger man changed the music from classic Michael Jackson to dubstep has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Mo’ MAGIC to Hand Out 1,200 Backpacks Saturday to Kids in Need

Western Addition Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway to be held Aug. 10.

Read Jeff Adachi’s Talk on Implicit Bias

From neuroscience to the Trayvon Martin case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi tackles the subject of implicit bias.

Jeff Adachi to Address Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias in the criminal justice system – from recent neuroscience findings to the Trayvon Martin case — will be the focus of a presentation given this week by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Man Sprayed with Bear Repellent Acquitted of Felonies

A jilted fiancé facing more than seven years in prison following a night that included grappling with a former Marine and being doused with bear repellent was acquitted of all felony charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Tourist Acquitted of Attacking MUNI Driver

A Southern California man accused of attacking a Muni driver in 2010 was acquitted after being exonerated by surveillance footage, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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