Tuesday, June 23, 2015
African Americans in San Francisco are more likely to await trial behind bars than their white counterparts and face harsher punishment once convicted, according to a new study commissioned by the San Francisco Reentry Council.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
San Francisco Public Defender Immigration Attorney Francisco Ugarte will be honored at a May 14 ceremony for his work empowering women facing deportation.
Friday, April 17, 2015
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A man who suffered meth psychosis was acquitted of robbery and other felonies after a jury determined he entered a Mission District apartment under the delusion he would board a spaceship on its roof, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
A man who testified he acted in self-defense against a roommate who raped him was acquitted of all charges in the roommate’s 2011 death, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Friday, March 27, 2015
A man who endured years of harassment at the hands of his neighborhood beat officer was acquitted after his public defender argued the arrest was vindictive, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy who was the subject of a past sexual assault lawsuit has been accused of an array of misconduct, including forcing inmates to fight in gladiator-style matches while he and his colleagues bet on the outcomes, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A man falsely accused of causing the death of an elderly newspaper vendor has been acquitted, while a fast food customer tackled by police after being mistaken for a drug dealer has also been cleared of charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Up to 1,000 cases may be tainted by bigoted officers.
1. Officers must have a minimum 24 hours of training on implicit bias and its effects, including perspectives of people of color unlawfully detained while walking or driving. Classes must include the impact of implicit bias on officer decision-making in the field. Additionally, officers must participate in periodic cultural competency training and education throughout their […]