New Misconduct Evidence Surfaces As 26 Cases Dropped

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.

Judge Declares Housing Authority Injunctions Unconstitutional

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.

Man Who Tried To Save Dying Dog Acquitted Of Battery

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.

Video Reveals Second Apparent Theft By Officer

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.

‘Justice By The Book’ Focus Of 2011 Justice Summit

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.

Jan Lecklikner Named ‘Defender Of The Year’

Jan Lecklikner, a longtime San Francisco public defender in the office’s juvenile unit, has been named Defender of the Year by the California Public Defenders Association.

Jury Acquits Man In Marina Club Theft

A 29-year-old man accused of stealing property from a Marina District club patron was acquitted Thursday afternoon after jurors rejected a police officer’s account of the incident, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jury Acquits Man of Battery

A jury promptly acquitted a 49-year-old man of domestic violence after determining the complaining witness’ testimony was an “escalating fantasy,” San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Ex-Boyfriend Acquitted Of Auto Theft

A 30-year-old man was acquitted of auto theft today after a jury determined the accusation stemmed from a messy breakup and not a crime, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Jill Rowe Appointed to Elections Commission

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today announced his appointment of attorney Jill Rowe to the city’s Elections Commission.

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