Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A 50-year-old man was acquitted of a Castro Street battery after footage of the confrontation revealed he acted in self defense while cornered and intimidated by two men, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A woman wrongly accused of domestic violence after struggling to get her drunken boyfriend onto a bus was cleared of all charges by a San Francisco jury Wednesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Public Defender honored for innovative programs, ‘speaking truth to power.’
Monday, November 26, 2012
Most inmates in our jail are there because they’re poor.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed on the Chronic Inebriate Court .
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A Spanish man whose romantic holiday to San Francisco ended in a nearly seven week jail stint has been freed after a jury acquitted him of battery, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A profile of San Francisco’s Behavior Health Court, a collaboration between the San Francisco Public Defender, DA and Probation Department.
San Francisco Chronicle profiles Drug Court, a diversion program that reduces recidivism up to 87 percent for graduates.
Friday, November 9, 2012
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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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.