Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A woman accused of climbing nine stories up a fire escape in heels to burglarize a high rise apartment was acquitted of felony charges after her attorney argued the predicament was the result of a liaison gone wrong, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
In light of recent developments and for the second time in two months, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi today urged the California Attorney General to open a civil rights investigation into the San Francisco Police Department’s practices.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Hellenic Law Society of Northern California will honor San Francisco Public Defender with its Athenian Award for dedicated public service and commitment to democratic values benefiting the entire community.
Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote speaker at the May 25 event. Register now!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Read Deputy Public Defender Vilaska Nguyen’s op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Nearly three quarters of people cited under San Francisco’s smoking ordinance last year were black, a pattern that San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi says shows discriminatory enforcement by police.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Racist and homophobic text messages exchanged between three San Francisco police officers may affect at least 207 criminal cases, including three murder cases, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Monday, April 25, 2016
PBS News Hour profiles the San Francisco Public Defender’s innovative Bail Unit.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Race is the world’s most persistent deception.
Monday, April 18, 2016
A homeless man accused of swinging a machete at a convenience store clerk was acquitted by a jury after witness accounts fell apart at trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.