Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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 […]
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A man accused of choking and threatening a friend he suspected of stealing his change from a beer purchase has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Public Defender calls for additional training for SFPD
Monday, February 23, 2015
A homeless man who threw his skateboard into the windshield of an Uber driver who sped toward him in a darkened alley has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
San Francisco, CA — Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson released the following statement today on the San Francisco Police Department’s decision not to pursue resisting arrest charges against her for objecting to officers questioning and photographing her client outside a courtroom. “While I appreciate Chief Suhr’s apology, I am concerned that he continues to support […]
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Pledging to battle racial bias in the criminal justice system, Jeff Adachi was sworn in for a fourth term as San Francisco Public Defender today.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Annual Report and calendar highlight year of improving the system.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
More than 200 public defenders and allies held a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest today on the steps of San Francisco’s criminal courthouse to show support for racial justice and stand in solidarity with protesters in New York, Ferguson and around the country.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A 48-year-old man was acquitted of breaking into a luxury apartment garage and torching a Mercedes after a jury determined his arrest was based on an unreliable identification, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
“A grand jury refusing to indict in such an evidence-heavy case would defy belief–if it didn’t happen so often. “