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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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