Jan Lecklikner Named ‘Defender Of The Year’

Jan Lecklikner, a longtime San Francisco public defender in the office’s juvenile unit, has been named Defender of the Year by the California Public Defenders Association.

Jury Acquits Man In Marina Club Theft

A 29-year-old man accused of stealing property from a Marina District club patron was acquitted Thursday afternoon after jurors rejected a police officer’s account of the incident, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jury Acquits Man of Battery

A jury promptly acquitted a 49-year-old man of domestic violence after determining the complaining witness’ testimony was an “escalating fantasy,” San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Ex-Boyfriend Acquitted Of Auto Theft

A 30-year-old man was acquitted of auto theft today after a jury determined the accusation stemmed from a messy breakup and not a crime, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Jill Rowe Appointed to Elections Commission

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today announced his appointment of attorney Jill Rowe to the city’s Elections Commission.

Disabled Man Exonerated After Being Tricked Into Check Scam

A disabled man who attempted to cash a stolen check was found not guilty after a jury determined he was the victim of a scam artist, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jeff Adachi Calls For Ban On Master Key Abuses; SRO Owner Says Police Assaulted Him

In a letter to police and prosecutors, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today called for a prohibition on officers using hotel master keys to enter tenant residences.

New Henry Hotel Footage Further Implicates SFPD

Newly-released surveillance footage from the Henry Hotel reveals a man was falsely arrested for drug possession by officers currently under federal investigation for perjury and conducting illegal searches.

Video Reveals Police Misconduct, Perjury

Surveillance video from the Henry Hotel reveals that San Francisco Police Department narcotics officers falsified police reports in order to justify searching residences without warrants or consent, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Appoints Matt Gonzalez As Chief Attorney

Matt Gonzalez, a longtime civil rights and criminal defense attorney and former Board of Supervisors president, was appointed to Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s office today.

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