Second Request: Adachi Asks For State Probe Into SFPD

In light of recent developments and for the second time in two months, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today urged the California Attorney General to open a civil rights investigation into the San Francisco Police Department’s practices.

Jeff Adachi to Receive Athenian Award

The Hellenic Law Society of Northern California will honor San Francisco Public Defender with its Athenian Award for dedicated public service and commitment to democratic values benefiting the entire community.

Public Defender Summit to Focus on Use of Force

Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote speaker at the May 25 event. Register now!

Public Defender Questions ‘Smoking While Black’ Enforcement

Nearly three quarters of people cited under San Francisco’s smoking ordinance last year were black, a pattern that San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi says shows discriminatory enforcement by police.

Bigoted Text Messages to Affect 200+ Cases

Racist and homophobic text messages exchanged between three San Francisco police officers may affect at least 207 criminal cases, including three murder cases, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted in Mission Machete Attack

A homeless man accused of swinging a machete at a convenience store clerk was acquitted by a jury after witness accounts fell apart at trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Requests State Probe Into SFPD

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today urged the California Attorney General to open a civil rights investigation into the San Francisco Police Department’s practices.

SF Celebrates Public Defense Day

Public defenders in San Francisco will join with colleagues across the country today to celebrate the first annual Public Defense Day, organized by the National Association of Public Defense.

Man Facing Life Sentence In Mayhem Case Freed

A man facing life in prison after fighting back against a knife-wielding assailant was freed after being acquitted of numerous felonies, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

OCC: Public Defender Arrested Without Cause

San Francisco police wrongly arrested a Deputy Public Defender last year and unnecessarily detained her in handcuffs for an hour, the city’s Office of Citizen Complaints has found.

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