Friday, January 8, 2016
Christopher Hite, who spent nearly 18 years as a deputy public defender and was instrumental in developing the San Francisco Public Defender’s racial justice initiatives , was sworn in today as a San Francisco Superior Court judge.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A man facing five years in prison following a an altercation at the DMV in which combatants wielded office supplies as weapons was acquitted today of felony charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Friday, November 20, 2015
A woman who fatally stabbed her lover in a Tenderloin hotel room last year was acquitted of all charges today after a jury determined she acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
A class action lawsuit filed in federal court yesterday seeks to end the practice of money bail in San Francisco. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, takes aim at San Francisco’s “wealth-based detention scheme.”
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
A 61-year-old crooner who serenades Union Square shoppers was acquitted Tuesday of hitting a stranger with a bicycle lock, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
A man facing nearly 10 years in state prison following an encounter with overzealous security guards at Target was released after a jury found him not guilty of attempted robbery, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, August 10, 2015
A disabled man who armed himself with a kitchen knife to ward off local toughs has been cleared of criminal charges after jurors determined carrying the weapon was vital to maintaining his safety, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
At a time when families are struggling to remain in the city amid record income inequality, the San Francisco Public Defender’s MAGIC programs will distribute backpacks stuffed with school supplies to a combined 5,000 kindergartners through 12th graders during two August events in the Western Addition and Bayview.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A man who police identified as the “Nob Hill Groper” has been cleared of charges after it was determined he was at work during several attacks, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A woman charged with child endangerment after a hit-and-run driver fatally struck her 2-year-old niece as the family crossed against a traffic light was acquitted of all charges today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.