Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Two more bills passed yesterday to reform California’s criminal (in)justice system: AB 1008 (Ban the Box) – modeled on the SF and LA laws, restricts the use of criminal records in employment decisions. Employers will no longer be able to ask about criminal background on a job application, or at any time before a tentative […]
Thursday, January 26, 2017
A state appeals court on Friday overturned a mentally ill San Francisco man’s murder convictions after a judge found his trial continued despite his grave disability, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
A woman accused of threatening, beating, and chasing her neighbor in a car has been cleared of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A man who tried to disarm a drunken relative who was fumbling around with a rifle near a BART station was acquitted of felony gun charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
When the presumption of innocence becomes a joke.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote speaker at the May 25 event. Register now!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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.
Friday, March 11, 2016
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.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
A woman charged with vehicular manslaughter after a freak parking accident was acquitted after evidence pointed to a defective brake pedal rather than negligence, Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
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.