Young Man Not Guilty Of Robbing USF Student

A young man facing up to 17 years in prison for the armed robbery of a University of San Francisco student was found not guilty of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted Of Hot Oil Attack On Roommate

A man accused of throwing hot oil from a frying pan into his roommate’s face was found not guilty after a jury determined he acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Dad Who Spanked Son With Belt Acquitted Of Child Abuse

A father who spanked his 11-year-old son with a belt for misbehaving in church was acquitted today of child abuse charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Cyclist Acquitted Of Hit-and-Run Of Elderly Pedestrian

A bicyclist accused of running down an elderly pedestrian and riding away was acquitted of all charges after a jury determined police arrested the wrong man, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted Of Laptop Robbery

A man charged with stealing a laptop computer after a bloody fistfight was acquitted of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Suicidal Man Beaten By Police To Receive Treatment

Incident caught on video highlights need for additional training for officers.

Man Acquitted Of Child Molestation After Misunderstanding

A man who broke up a squabble between his son and a female cousin by grabbing the girl above her waist was acquitted of child sexual abuse, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Gangs, Drugs and Neuroscience to Take Center Stage at May 29 Summit

Former gang members, top law enforcement officials, leading neuroscientists and drug reform pioneers will gather for a frank and fascinating discussion at the 2012 Public Defender’s Justice Summit on Tuesday, May 29 at San Francisco Main Library.

Fisherman Acquitted After Stabbing His Tormentor

A senior citizen whose fishing trip turned into a nightmare after a younger man beat him and urinated into his bait bucket was acting in self-defense when he stabbed his assailant, a jury found Wednesday afternoon.

Acquittals in Submerged Car, Road Rage Cases

A father accused of spinning ‘donuts’ with his car before plunging the vehicle into the Bay and a moped-rider charged with head-butting a Lexus driver were acquitted in separate cases Tuesday afternoon, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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