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.

Op-Ed: Truth Lost When Officers View Body Cam Footage

If the Police Commission makes the wrong decision today, we will lose the ability to require officers to write down their independent recollection as to what happened… It will destroy one of the main reasons to have the body cameras in the first place: to provide a check and balance between the police perception and video evidence.

Man Acquitted of Felonies After DMV Brawl

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.

SF Woman Acquitted Of Boyfriend’s Murder

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.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to End Money Bail in SF

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.”

Street Crooner Acquitted Of Bike Lock Assault

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.

Jami’s Ordeal Shows Public Defenders Deserve Respect

Jami Tillotson’s arrest was shocking. It’s also part of a pattern of mistreatment of public defenders. Read Jeff Adachi’s column in the Daily Journal.

SF Man Acquitted In Overcharged Theft Case (Video)

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.

Jury: Man Needed Concealed Knife For Protection

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.

5,000+ SF Kids To Receive Backpacks, Resources at Two August Events

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.

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