Public Defender Named President Of Charles Houston Bar Association

Kwixuan Maloof of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office has been elected president of the Charles Houston Bar Association—the first time in 40 years a deputy public defender has headed the organization, which represents African American judges, lawyers and law students throughout Northern California.

Chef Caught In Robbery Sting Exonerated By Jury

A San Francisco chef who was falsely arrested in an SFPD robbery sting was cleared by a jury Tuesday evening.

Man Who Urinated In Alcove Cleared Of Sex Offenses

A homeless man who faced lifetime registration as a sex offender was acquitted Monday of masturbating in public after jurors determined he was simply trying to urinate.

Jeff Adachi To Testify Against Extending SB 40

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will testify at the State Capitol Tuesday, Nov. 9 against extending a proposed bill that would worsen California’s prison crisis.

Hate Crime Case Against Former NFL Lineman Ends In Acquittals, Mistrial

A former NFL lineman accused of two racially-motivated attacks was acquitted of two counts of battery with hate crime enhancements and one count of felony criminal threats, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Woman Acquitted Of Hate Crime In KKKatie Case

A 24-year-old woman accused of spray-painting offensive graffiti around San Francisco was acquitted of felony hate crime charges Wednesday afternoon, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Man Fed Up With Gun Violence Acquitted Of Carrying Firearm

A 20-year old man who removed a gun from a Tenderloin sidewalk was acquitted by a jury of carrying a concealed and loaded weapon, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jury Acquits Man Of Felony Drug Sales

Following a four day trial, a jury acquitted a 49-year-old disabled man of trying to sell his pain pills to an off-duty officer in the Tenderloin, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Jeff Adachi To Join Brady Discussion Friday

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and Assistant Public Defender Phoenix Streets will join defense attorneys, prosecutors, law professors and judges for a panel discussion devoted to Brady disclosure—the law at the heart of the citywide scandal involving dozens of SFPD employees with criminal records or misconduct allegations.

Street Performer Acquitted Of Striking Muni Agent

A San Francisco street performer accused of punching and pulling a knife on a Muni agent was found not guilty by a jury Friday afternoon, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

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