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.
Friday, April 29, 2011
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.
Friday, April 22, 2011
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.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
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.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today announced his appointment of attorney Jill Rowe to the city’s Elections Commission.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
A disabled man who attempted to cash a stolen check was found not guilty after a jury determined he was the victim of a scam artist, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
In a letter to police and prosecutors, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today called for a prohibition on officers using hotel master keys to enter tenant residences.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The New York Times reports on the pattern of police misconduct uncovered by the San Francisco Public Defender.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Newly-released surveillance footage from the Henry Hotel reveals a man was falsely arrested for drug possession by officers currently under federal investigation for perjury and conducting illegal searches.