Public Defender Calls for Change Following New Police Misconduct Evidence

San Francisco, CA — Revealing evidence of a fabricated police report, excessive force against a blameless merchant, and police theft, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today called on the SFPD to: (1) launch an immediate investigation into new reports of police misconduct, and (2) to institute a zero tolerance policy for officers who steal […]

Man Found Not Guilty In 2009 Killing, Attempted Murder

A man facing life in prison for a 2009 shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured was acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted After Violence Puts Brakes On Party Bus Celebration

A party bus reveler whose trip to North Beach ended in his injury and arrest was acquitted of all charges stemming from the incident, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Youth Sports Coach Innocent Of Gun Charges

A beloved youth football coach with no criminal convictions was found not guilty of gun offenses that could have sent him to state prison for three years, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Smartmouthing The Police Not A Crime, Jury Finds

A young man who responded to a police officer’s harassment with a profane zinger was found not guilty of five misdemeanors today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Jaywalker Hurt By Police Found Not Guilty Of Attacking Officer

A jaywalker facing five years in prison after defending himself against police brutality was found not guilty of assault with a deadly weapon against an officer and resisting arrest, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jurors Acquit In Magic Mushroom, Domestic Violence Cases

A bicyclist accused of possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms and a man tried a second time for the same domestic violence charge were acquitted in separate cases Thursday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Carrying Gun A ‘Necessity’ For Man, Jury Finds

A man who borrowed a gun for protection after he and his family experienced random violence in a San Francisco housing project was acquitted Thursday after a jury determined his actions were necessary.

Public Defenders Win Three Acquittals In 24 Hours

In three back-to-back trials, public defenders proved the innocence of three individuals accused in separate cases of hit and run, violating a protective order and theft, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Falsely Accused Of Sexual Battery Attempts To End Nightmarish Ordeal

With the help of the San Francisco Public Defender, a man falsely accused of sexual battery asked a judge today to destroy any record of the criminal charges.

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