Motorist Acquitted in Hit and Run of Jaywalker

A motorist who struck a jaywalker while trying to park on Mission Street was acquitted of hit-and-run after a jury determined he had no knowledge he hit anyone and fled because he believed he was being attacked by a mob, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted in Japantown Murder

A man accused of executing a rival gang member in Japantown earlier this year has been found not guilty of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Disabled Man Freed After Jury Hangs

A disabled man who claimed he was defending himself by sticking his attacker with a knife will be freed today after jurors deadlocked, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Patricia Lee to Receive Cheyenne Bell Award

For her three decades of advocating for children in the juvenile justice system, Deputy Public Defender Patricia Lee has been selected by the Center for Young Women’s Development (CYWD) as a 2013 Cheyenne Bell award winner.

Husband Acquitted After Burrito Dispute Spurs False Arrest

A husband falsely arrested after police mistook his embrace of his wife as spousal abuse has been cleared of domestic violence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Tourist Attack Case Thrown Out

The case against a man accused of beating a tourist unconscious and stealing his Louis Vuitton wallet with $2,000 cash inside was dismissed today, less than 24-hours after jurors deadlocked, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Man Acquitted of Champagne Bottle Attack on Dubstep Fan

A 52-year-old man accused of smashing a champagne bottle over his 30-year-old coworker’s head after the younger man changed the music from classic Michael Jackson to dubstep has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Huge Backpack Giveaway to Bring Bayview Park to Life

BMAGIC Back to School Event to Draw 3,000+ Attendees

Mo’ MAGIC to Hand Out 1,200 Backpacks Saturday to Kids in Need

Western Addition Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway to be held Aug. 10.

Jeff Adachi to Address Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias in the criminal justice system – from recent neuroscience findings to the Trayvon Martin case — will be the focus of a presentation given this week by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

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