Man Acquitted of Vehicle Tampering

A mechanic who took a $3 part from what he believed was a junked car was acquitted of vehicle tampering, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Bay Citizen: SFPD Told To Follow Law On Residences

Memo from chief emphasizes hotel residents’ rights in search and seizure cases.

SF Chronicle: Jurors Deadlock in SF Cold Case Murder

A San Francisco Superior Court jury deadlocked Tuesday on murder charges against a man accused of killing a sex partner nearly 29 years ago and leaving the body in McLaren Park, authorities said.

Jury Hangs 9-3 For Acquittal In Cold Case Murder Trial

Jurors voted overwhelmingly for acquittal but ultimately deadlocked in the trial of a man accused of killing a sexual partner in 1983, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

BART Rider Acquitted of Indecent Exposure

A man accused of exposing himself on a San Francisco-bound BART train was acquitted after his attorney argued police had the wrong man, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Man Acquitted Of Robberies In Overcharged Case

A young man charged with two iPhone robberies was acquitted after a jury determined prosecutors overcharged the case, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Let Reporters Into Prisons

In a Bay Guardian op-ed, San Francisco Public Defender shows how restrictive media access can stand in the way of justice.

Mandatory Treatment For Chronic Drunkenness?

Public Defender Jeff Adachi discusses the controversial plan for chronic inebriates on KQED Forum with Michael Krasny.

Why Arrest Statistics Matter to Citizens

Public Defender Jeff Adachi pens a letter to the Chronicle about SFPD’s failure to accurately record statistics on race.

Woman Who Stabbed Attacker Acquitted of Murder

A 49-year-old mother who fatally stabbed her attacker last year has been found not guilty of murder, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

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