SF Public Defender Statement on Protecting Immigrants

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement to increase deportations and cut federal funding to sanctuary cities.

SF Public Defender Statement on Immigration Budget Proposal

Supervisors are considering a $1.5 million budget supplemental for immigration-related legal services, which does not include funding deportation defense through the Public Defender’s Office.

Acquittal, Hung Jury For Man at Center of BART Video

A young man shown on video in a physical confrontation with BART police has been acquitted of four counts of battery on a police officer, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Vows to Keep Fighting For Universal Representation

an Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today vowed to keep fighting for due process for immigrants in detention after the mayor struck a deal that fell far short of the $5 million plan to provide attorneys to all immigrants facing deportation.

Man Acquitted in Punching Death

A San Francisco resident charged with fatally punching a man following an argument in line at Peet’s Coffee has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Father Acquitted of Injuring Infant

A new father unjustly accused of fracturing his 3-month-old son’s ribs has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Patricia Lee Wins National Youth Law Award

Deputy Public Defender Patricia Lee, who transformed San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice system into a national model of rehabilitation and innovation, has been honored with the Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Leadership Award from the National Juvenile Defender Center.

Federal Lawsuit to End Money Bail Presses Forward

A class action lawsuit seeking to end the practice of money bail in San Francisco will move forward against the city’s sheriff, a federal judge has ruled.

Man Acquitted of Brotherly Burglary

A man accused of breaking into his adopted brother’s apartment has been acquitted of all charges following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Men Acquitted in Henry Hotel Shooting Death

Two men charged in connection with a 2014 fatal shooting at a Sixth Street hotel were acquitted today after evidence showed they acted to defend a front desk clerk under attack, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

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