Disabled Man Exonerated After Being Tricked Into Check Scam

A disabled man who attempted to cash a stolen check was found not guilty after a jury determined he was the victim of a scam artist, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Jeff Adachi Calls For Ban On Master Key Abuses; SRO Owner Says Police Assaulted Him

In a letter to police and prosecutors, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today called for a prohibition on officers using hotel master keys to enter tenant residences.

Dozens of Cases to be Dropped in San Francisco Police Scandal

The New York Times reports on the pattern of police misconduct uncovered by the San Francisco Public Defender.

New Henry Hotel Footage Further Implicates SFPD

Newly-released surveillance footage from the Henry Hotel reveals a man was falsely arrested for drug possession by officers currently under federal investigation for perjury and conducting illegal searches.

Video Reveals Police Misconduct, Perjury

Surveillance video from the Henry Hotel reveals that San Francisco Police Department narcotics officers falsified police reports in order to justify searching residences without warrants or consent, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Public Defender Appoints Matt Gonzalez As Chief Attorney

Matt Gonzalez, a longtime civil rights and criminal defense attorney and former Board of Supervisors president, was appointed to Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s office today.

Student Found Not Guilty In Gun Trial

A San Francisco City College student was found not guilty of gun-related charges Thursday afternoon after a weeklong trial that revealed police tampered with the crime scene.

Mid-Trial Dismissal After Accuser Lies

In a rare mid-trial dismissal Wednesday, a San Francisco man was cleared of felony domestic violence charges after his accuser lied multiple times on the stand, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Shooting Victim Cleared Of Gun Charge

In a case connected to last year’s crime lab scandal, a jury acquitted a shooting victim of illegally possessing a firearm, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Year End Report: Public Defenders Win 48 Percent of Jury Trials

People facing jury trial in San Francisco last year avoided conviction nearly half the time if represented by a public defender, according to the 2010 Public Defender’s Annual Report and 2011 Calendar, released this week.

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