Memo from chief emphasizes hotel residents’ rights in search and seizure cases.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi pens a letter to the Chronicle about SFPD’s failure to accurately record statistics on race.
SF Weekly cover story featuring a Public Defender client takes aim at the myriad problems in San Francisco’s gang enforcement.
A young man who responded to a police officer’s harassment with a profane zinger was found not guilty of five misdemeanors today, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.
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.
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.
A San Francisco chef who was falsely arrested in an SFPD robbery sting was cleared by a jury Tuesday evening.
A police officer and potential witness in an upcoming narcotics trial was once suspended for gouging a handcuffed man’s face with a broken crack pipe. Friday, prosecutors declared they were ready for trial, despite never disclosing the incident to the public defender.
In a 26-page ruling, a Superior Court judge lays responsibility for hundreds of dismissed drug cases squarely at the feet of the District Attorney, stating prosecutors hid behind a procedural mechanism after failing multiple times to disclose evidence involving SFPD witnesses.
A woman who was injured and falsely arrested by police in September has been acquitted of battery upon an officer and resisting arrest, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.
Tisha Harvey, a 29-year-old teacher’s aide for disabled preschoolers, is currently cooperating with an Office of Citizen Complaints investigation against the police officer involved in the incident. Jurors unanimously found Harvey not guilty on December 31 after deliberating for one day.