Adachi to Receive Public Transparency Award

For exposing law enforcement misconduct to the public, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be honored with an award from the Society of Professional Journalists this week.

Jury Acquits Woman of Vehicular Manslaughter

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.

Man Acquitted of Abusing Puppy

A jury acquitted a San Francisco man of abusing his pit bull puppy after video showed that bystanders’ accounts were greatly exaggerated, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Unwitting Getaway Driver Acquitted of Robbery

Client, then 19, was a pawn in a federal fugitive’s plan and forced at gunpoint to lead police on a high speed chase.

Who Cares What Beyoncé Says?

I do. You should too.

Threat to Juries Hidden in California Budget

Read Jeff Adachi’s Op-Ed on the dangers of cutting peremptory challenges.

Testimony From Beyond Grave Saves Man From Life In Prison

A San Francisco father facing life in prison for a violent robbery was acquitted Thursday after testimony revealed another man admitted to the crime shortly before his death, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

A Fight Ahead on Peremptory Challenges

“We cannot fathom why the governor is pushing a failed proposal that has been rejected numerous times by the Legislature,” countered San Francisco County Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who called the proposal “a sham.”

Former Public Defender Sworn in as SF Judge

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.

Op-Ed: Why No Charges in Police-Involved Beating in SF?

It’s been nearly three weeks and the officers names have not been released. The incident report remains a secret.

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