Thursday, March 26, 2015
A San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy who was the subject of a past sexual assault lawsuit has been accused of an array of misconduct, including forcing inmates to fight in gladiator-style matches while he and his colleagues bet on the outcomes, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Deputy Public Defender Peter Santina pens an op-ed on why San Francisco is not immune to institutionalized racism.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A man falsely accused of causing the death of an elderly newspaper vendor has been acquitted, while a fast food customer tackled by police after being mistaken for a drug dealer has also been cleared of charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Up to 1,000 cases may be tainted by bigoted officers.
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.
Monday, March 9, 2015
A Day in the Life: SF Examiner profiles Deputy Public Defender Tal Klement.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Public Defender calls for additional training for SFPD
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
GWEN IFILL: The number of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, continues to grow. And as some get into trouble with the law, special veterans courts are finding different ways to deal with them. NewsHour special correspondent Spencer Michels reports. MAN: Remain seated and come to order. Deportment 4 is now in session. SPENCER MICHELS: […]
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.