Discussion includes poor people’s justice, bail reform, forced treatment for alcoholics, mentally ill.
SF Weekly cover story featuring a Public Defender client takes aim at the myriad problems in San Francisco’s gang enforcement.
SF District Attorney and Public Defender to Review Driving Under the Influence Cases Involving Preliminary Alcohol Screening Devices
San Francisco, CA — Public Defender Jeff Adachi and District Attorney George Gascón are investigating cases where Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) devices were used by the San Francisco Police Department when arresting a suspect for driving under the influence. Since the mid-1990′s, the SF Police Department has used PAS devices to administer breath tests to [...]
On the heels of major change in San Francisco’s law enforcement leadership, the 2011 Public Defender’s Justice Summit: Justice By The Book promises a fascinating discussion on May 18 about the city’s most challenging and controversial criminal justice issues.
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.