Jaywalker Hurt By Police Found Not Guilty Of Attacking Officer

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.

Jurors Acquit In Magic Mushroom, Domestic Violence Cases

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.

Carrying Gun A ‘Necessity’ For Man, Jury Finds

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.

Public Defenders Win Three Acquittals In 24 Hours

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.

Man Falsely Accused Of Sexual Battery Attempts To End Nightmarish Ordeal

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.

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.

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