Monday, June 21, 2010
A police officer and potential witness in an upcoming narcotics trial was once suspended for gouging a handcuffed man’s face with a broken crack pipe. Friday, prosecutors declared they were ready for trial, despite never disclosing the incident to the public defender.
Friday, May 21, 2010
In a 26-page ruling, a Superior Court judge lays responsibility for hundreds of dismissed drug cases squarely at the feet of the District Attorney, stating prosecutors hid behind a procedural mechanism after failing multiple times to disclose evidence involving SFPD witnesses.
Monday, May 17, 2010
In the wake of two law enforcement misconduct scandals that have thrown thousands of criminal cases into jeopardy, the 2010 Public Defender’s Justice Summit: There Must Be Justice will be devoted to exposing and preventing every day injustice.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has been named Defender of the Year by the California Public Defenders Association, while Teresa Caffese, chief attorney for the Public Defender’s office, has been honored by the Daily Journal as one of the state’s top 100 women litigators. Adachi will receive the award during […]
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
San Francisco, CA — A woman who suffered massive facial trauma in an accident while fleeing her abuser was acquitted of misdemeanor hit-and-run last week by a San Francisco judge, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today. On the third day of jury trial, April 13, Superior Court Judge Garrett L. Wong entered a […]
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
A man who faced life in prison over a 2007 robbery and shooting has been found not guilty by a San Francisco jury, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Public defenders, private attorneys and forensic experts will convene Thursday, March 25 to discuss next-steps following evidence of widespread evidence tampering in the San Francisco Police Department Crime Lab and call for the city’s crime lab to be managed by independent scientists.
An Army veteran and Dean’s List student who was prosecuted over a legally-registered, unloaded gun was found not guilty by a San Francisco jury Wednesday.
Friday, March 19, 2010
A motorist acted in self-defense when he used a knife to fend off a an off-duty San Francisco police officer during a road rage incident, a jury found Friday.
Friday, March 12, 2010
A man who claimed he was trying to roll up the window of an unattended car was acquitted by a jury Thursday afternoon of felony auto burglary and receiving stolen property, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.