Contesting Bail to Take on Racial Disparities in SF Jail

PBS News Hour profiles the San Francisco Public Defender’s innovative Bail Unit.

Op-Ed: The Concept of Race is Nothing But Fiction

Race is the world’s most persistent deception.

Man Acquitted in Mission Machete Attack

A homeless man accused of swinging a machete at a convenience store clerk was acquitted by a jury after witness accounts fell apart at trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Requests State Probe Into SFPD

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today urged the California Attorney General to open a civil rights investigation into the San Francisco Police Department’s practices.

SF Celebrates Public Defense Day

Public defenders in San Francisco will join with colleagues across the country today to celebrate the first annual Public Defense Day, organized by the National Association of Public Defense.

Man Facing Life Sentence In Mayhem Case Freed

A man facing life in prison after fighting back against a knife-wielding assailant was freed after being acquitted of numerous felonies, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Op-Ed: Combating Racism in SF’s Public Schools

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi pens an op-ed on recent, racially-charged incidents in San Francisco’s high schools.

OCC: Public Defender Arrested Without Cause

San Francisco police wrongly arrested a Deputy Public Defender last year and unnecessarily detained her in handcuffs for an hour, the city’s Office of Citizen Complaints has found.

Adachi to Receive Public Transparency Award

For exposing law enforcement misconduct to the public, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be honored with an award from the Society of Professional Journalists this week.

Man Acquitted of Abusing Puppy

A jury acquitted a San Francisco man of abusing his pit bull puppy after video showed that bystanders’ accounts were greatly exaggerated, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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