Bay Citizen: SFPD Told To Follow Law On Residences

Memo from chief emphasizes hotel residents’ rights in search and seizure cases.

SF Chronicle: Jurors Deadlock in SF Cold Case Murder

A San Francisco Superior Court jury deadlocked Tuesday on murder charges against a man accused of killing a sex partner nearly 29 years ago and leaving the body in McLaren Park, authorities said.

Mandatory Treatment For Chronic Drunkenness?

Public Defender Jeff Adachi discusses the controversial plan for chronic inebriates on KQED Forum with Michael Krasny.

Why Arrest Statistics Matter to Citizens

Public Defender Jeff Adachi pens a letter to the Chronicle about SFPD’s failure to accurately record statistics on race.

Why Many Young Black Men Are Accused Of Being in Gangs

SF Weekly cover story featuring a Public Defender client takes aim at the myriad problems in San Francisco’s gang enforcement.

There’s Hope in California Graduates

Jeff Adachi’s commencement speech highlights promise in a time of uncertainty.

SF Man Acquitted in Hot Oil Attack on Roommate

San Francisco Chronicle reports our the Public Defender’s victory in a felony assault and battery case.

Man Acquitted of Child Abuse in Spanking Case

SF Weekly covers the acquittal of a public defender client charged with child abuse in a spanking case.

Justice Summit In San Francisco Tries To Tackle Drug, Gang Problems

ABC 7’s Vic Lee reports on the 2012 Public Defender’s Justice Summit.

Dozens of Cases to be Dropped in San Francisco Police Scandal

The New York Times reports on the pattern of police misconduct uncovered by the San Francisco Public Defender.

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