Fog City Journal: Rebooting One’s Life: Graduating From Behavioral Health Court

A profile of San Francisco’s Behavior Health Court, a collaboration between the San Francisco Public Defender, DA and Probation Department.

SF Chronicle: Drug Court: Addicts Kick Habit, Charges

San Francisco Chronicle profiles Drug Court, a diversion program that reduces recidivism up to 87 percent for graduates.

Praying Man Acquitted of Robbery

A man who snatched a phone away from a BART passenger he believed was filming him pray during Ramadan was acquitted of robbery today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Video Exonerates Man in Castro Battery

A man charged with beating a Castro merchant and ransacking his store was acquitted of all charges after surveillance footage revealed the shopkeeper attacked him with a metal pole from behind, then lied to police about key details of the incident, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Women Cleared In Brawl At Giants Game

Two 19-year-old women accused of starting a fight that sent a 60-year-old baseball fan toppling over a row of seats at AT&T Park have been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Cleared Of Threats In Parking Feud

A man whose classic car collection set off a parking war with his Glen Park neighbors was found not guilty of criminal threats, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Vehicle Tampering

A mechanic who took a $3 part from what he believed was a junked car was acquitted of vehicle tampering, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Bay Citizen: SFPD Told To Follow Law On Residences

Memo from chief emphasizes hotel residents’ rights in search and seizure cases.

SF Chronicle: Jurors Deadlock in SF Cold Case Murder

A San Francisco Superior Court jury deadlocked Tuesday on murder charges against a man accused of killing a sex partner nearly 29 years ago and leaving the body in McLaren Park, authorities said.

Jury Hangs 9-3 For Acquittal In Cold Case Murder Trial

Jurors voted overwhelmingly for acquittal but ultimately deadlocked in the trial of a man accused of killing a sexual partner in 1983, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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