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.

Recycler Acquitted of Chasing Condo Resident With Knife

A homeless man accused of attempting to knife a resident who wanted him to leave the area has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Recycler Acquitted of Assault on Men

A homeless man was freed from jail after a jury acquitted him of assaulting two museum employees with a metal rod used to collect recycling, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Cleared of Stealing City Truck

A homeless man who was arrested for stealing a city maintenance truck was acquitted of all charges after a jury determined he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Adachi Joins Board of National Criminal Defense Group

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a 40,000-member bar association devoted to ensuring due process for those accused of crimes.

Thousands of SF Students to Get Backpacks, Resources at Two August Events

San Francisco, CA — As families feel the squeeze of San Francisco’s exorbitant cost of living, the San Francisco Public Defender’s MAGIC programs will distribute backpacks stuffed with school supplies to more than 3,500 children and youth during two August events. Saturday, Aug. 6 Western Addition Health Fair and Backpack Giveaway. 10 am. -2 p.m. […]

Woman Acquitted of Bizarre Burglary

A woman accused of climbing nine stories up a fire escape in heels to burglarize a high rise apartment was acquitted of felony charges after her attorney argued the predicament was the result of a liaison gone wrong, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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!

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