Thursday, July 21, 2011
A jaywalker facing five years in prison after defending himself against police brutality was found not guilty of assault with a deadly weapon against an officer and resisting arrest, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, July 15, 2011
A bicyclist accused of possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms and a man tried a second time for the same domestic violence charge were acquitted in separate cases Thursday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, July 8, 2011
A man who borrowed a gun for protection after he and his family experienced random violence in a San Francisco housing project was acquitted Thursday after a jury determined his actions were necessary.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
In three back-to-back trials, public defenders proved the innocence of three individuals accused in separate cases of hit and run, violating a protective order and theft, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
With the help of the San Francisco Public Defender, a man falsely accused of sexual battery asked a judge today to destroy any record of the criminal charges.
Friday, May 27, 2011
As prosecutors dismissed 26 felony cases Friday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi revealed new misconduct evidence that has surfaced against embattled San Francisco undercover officers.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A judicial decision handed down today effectively ends the San Francisco Housing Authority’s use of city-wide nuisance injunctions and dismisses all pending criminal cases against alleged violators, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and ACLU of Northern California Legal Director Alan Schlosser announced.
Friday, May 20, 2011
A man who got into a physical altercation with a dog owner after trying to help the dying animal was found not guilty of battery Thursday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A San Francisco police officer accused of stealing items from a man’s residential hotel room following a drug arrest has been captured on video in a second incident, appearing to leave a residence at the Julian Hotel with property never booked into evidence.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
On the heels of major change in San Francisco’s law enforcement leadership, the 2011 Public Defender’s Justice Summit: Justice By The Book promises a fascinating discussion on May 18 about the city’s most challenging and controversial criminal justice issues.