Man Sprayed with Bear Repellent Acquitted of Felonies

A jilted fiancé facing more than seven years in prison following a night that included grappling with a former Marine and being doused with bear repellent was acquitted of all felony charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Tourist Acquitted of Attacking MUNI Driver

A Southern California man accused of attacking a Muni driver in 2010 was acquitted after being exonerated by surveillance footage, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Murdering Husband

A man accused of fatally bludgeoning his partner of nearly 20 years was acquitted of murder following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Giants Reveler Acquitted in 2012 World Series Attack

A reveler accused of hurling a bottle at police during the World Series celebration last year was acquitted of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted of Murder in Hippie Hill Death

A skateboarder accused of causing a man’s fatal heart arrhythmia following a confrontation on Golden Gate Park’s “Hippie Hill” has been acquitted of murder and robbery, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Maintenance Man Acquitted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon

A San Francisco maintenance man falsely arrested after security guards mistook a piece of hardware he was holding for a weapon has been cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Iraq Veteran Acquitted of Assault During Barroom Brawl

An Iraq war veteran with no criminal record was acquitted of punching a 66-year-old woman during a chaotic dance floor melee, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted in Christmas Eve Assault

A San Francisco man accused of punching and choking his girlfriend after a 2011 Christmas Eve party was acquitted of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

‘Dead Man Walking’ Author Sister Helen Prejean to Speak in SF

Author and anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean, whose bond with a condemned man inspired the Oscar winning film Dead Man Walking, will speak in San Francisco May 9 in a free, community event presented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office.

Football Fan Acquitted in Beer Attack

A man accused of hurling two 40 ounce bottles of Miller High Life at a convenience store clerk was acquitted after video evidence showed he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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