Op-Ed: New Court Jails People Without Trial

Read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed on the Chronic Inebriate Court .

Visiting Spanish Boyfriend Cleared of Battery

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.

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.

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.

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