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.

Jan Lecklikner Named ‘Defender Of The Year’

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.

Jury Acquits Man In Marina Club Theft

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.

Jury Acquits Man of Battery

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.

Ex-Boyfriend Acquitted Of Auto Theft

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.

Jill Rowe Appointed to Elections Commission

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today announced his appointment of attorney Jill Rowe to the city’s Elections Commission.

Disabled Man Exonerated After Being Tricked Into Check Scam

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.

Jeff Adachi Calls For Ban On Master Key Abuses; SRO Owner Says Police Assaulted Him

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.

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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