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SF Public Defender’s Statement On Grand Jury Decision in Chokehold Death

"A grand jury refusing to indict in such an evidence-heavy case would defy belief--if it didn’t happen so often. "

SF Public Defender’s Statement on Grand Jury Decision

After reviewing the transcripts and evidence released Tuesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released the following statement today on the grand jury’s decision against indicting police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Thousands in SF to Benefit Under Prop 47

SF Public Defender establishes information line to assist former clients seeking relief under the new law or those who have questions about their eligibility.

Video Clears Woman of Attacking Foe

A 49-year-old woman accused of beating a rival in a barroom brawl was acquitted of all charges after a jury viewed video evidence that showed she acted in self-defense, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Beaten By Police Acquitted Of All Charges

A young homeless man who was punched and kicked by officers after refusing to stop for questioning has been acquitted of all charges, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jeff Adachi Honored For Mentorship, Youth Programs

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be among eight Asian American leaders honored Saturday by the West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center.

Mom Losing Her Cool Is Not A Crime, Jury Finds

A law-abiding mother whose life was turned upside down following an argument with her daughters has been cleared of child endangerment and threats, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Op-Ed: The Waste, Inequity of Filling Jails With Those Who Can’t...

You may think jail is a place for convicted criminals. You would be wrong. In San Francisco, 85 percent of the roughly 1,300 inmates in county jail haven’t been convicted of anything. That’s more than 1,000 men and women. They are there not because they have been found guilty but because they simply cannot afford bail.

Guard Who Feared For Life Cleared Of Gun Charges

A nightclub security guard who armed himself for protection against a threatening patron has been cleared of gun charges after two juries failed to convict him, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender, Quattrone Center to Study Consequences of Race, Justice in...

The San Francisco Public Defender’s office has partnered with a national research and policy hub to embark on a broad study to identify racial disparities in San Francisco’s criminal justice system.