Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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.
Friday, September 24, 2010
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.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
A man accused of gunning down a nightclub patron in 2007 was found not guilty Thursday following a six week trial that revealed police misconduct and witness tampering.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A man accused of hitting a Mission District pedestrian with his minivan as she rushed home to watch Grey’s Anatomy was acquitted Monday afternoon of hit-and-run.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Motel resident Willie Smith, 42, was accused of pushing his way into a neighbor’s room, spraying the man with air freshener, eating his Snickers bar and threatening to urinate on him.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The MAGIC Program’s Back-to-School Celebration and Backpack Giveaway, the largest of its kind in San Francisco, will kick off the academic year Saturday, Aug. 14 by distributing 4,500 new backpacks stuffed with school supplies to kids and teens.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
A court rejected a bias claim lobbed by the San Francisco District Attorney against a judge overseeing evidence issues in the crime lab scandal, ending prosecutors’ efforts to remove the judge from the case.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
A felony burglary case took a dramatic turn today when prosecutors dismissed charges mid-trial, hours after a public defender uncovered key evidence that exonerated her teenage client.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
A San Francisco woman accused of kicking and robbing a fellow Muni passenger was found not guilty of felony charges after a month-long trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.