Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A man accused of a fatal 2012 shooting was acquitted of all charges Monday after police used a controversial interrogation technique to elicit a false confession that was contradicted by physical evidence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Annual Report and Calendar highlight a year of accomplishment.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A man charged with murder in a 2012 stabbing in the Bayview District was acquitted of all charges today after a jury determined he acted in self-defense against an attacker who had previously bullied and threatened him, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Friday, December 13, 2013
A Vietnam War veteran whose attempt to de-stress with an aromatherapy candle resulted in a fire was acquitted of arson after spending 10 months in jail, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A man whose fistfight with a gambling buddy was mistaken for a violent mugging has been acquitted of a slew of felonies, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, November 22, 2013
A homeless man who was mistaken for a flasher as he attempted to urinate in a Mission District park has been acquitted of indecent exposure, San Francisco Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
For fighting on behalf of justice for the poor, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will receive the Elected Official of the Year Award from the Vanguard Court Watch, an organization working against wrongful conviction and wasteful spending.
A borderline mentally disabled man charged with robbing an elderly woman in 2011 was acquitted after evidence showed he was confused and manipulated by police investigators’ leading questions, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, November 4, 2013
The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office has been awarded a $395,321 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to create the first locally and nationally applicable checklist system to guide attorneys though critical moments in cases, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A homeless man wrongly accused of punching, kicking and throwing his 8-lb Chihuahua against a wall has been cleared of wrongdoing following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.