Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Surveillance video from the Henry Hotel reveals that San Francisco Police Department narcotics officers falsified police reports in order to justify searching residences without warrants or consent, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Matt Gonzalez, a longtime civil rights and criminal defense attorney and former Board of Supervisors president, was appointed to Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s office today.
Friday, February 18, 2011
A San Francisco City College student was found not guilty of gun-related charges Thursday afternoon after a weeklong trial that revealed police tampered with the crime scene.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In a rare mid-trial dismissal Wednesday, a San Francisco man was cleared of felony domestic violence charges after his accuser lied multiple times on the stand, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
In a case connected to last year’s crime lab scandal, a jury acquitted a shooting victim of illegally possessing a firearm, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
People facing jury trial in San Francisco last year avoided conviction nearly half the time if represented by a public defender, according to the 2010 Public Defender’s Annual Report and 2011 Calendar, released this week.
The 2010 Annual Report and 2011 Calendar features stirring portraits of our clients and staff and documents our fight for justice both in and out of the courtroom.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Public defenders secured a stunning five acquittals in less than a week, including a man charged in a car wash scuffle and a skateboarder accused of assaulting two off-duty police officers, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A man mistaken for a car burglar, a woman wrongly charged after a police officer manipulated a computer log and a homeowner defending his property were acquitted by juries in three separate trials this week.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A motorcyclist who fatally struck a pedestrian near the Golden Gate Bridge in 2008 was found not guilty of vehicular manslaughter by a San Francisco jury Wednesday.