Friday, January 8, 2016
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.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
It’s been nearly three weeks and the officers names have not been released. The incident report remains a secret.
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.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.
Friday, November 20, 2015
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.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
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.”
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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.
Monday, October 5, 2015
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.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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.
Monday, August 10, 2015
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.