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COVID-19 – San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Responds

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In response to the serious public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our office has been leading the way in...

San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Condemns SFPD Killing of Two Men,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | pubdef-mediarelations@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Condemns SFPD Killing of...

Acquittal in a Trial 7 Months Late for a Man Jailed...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits on Assault Charge in a Trial...

Coalition of 60 Civil Rights, Traffic Safety, and Community Groups Urging...

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2022  Media Contacts: Emma Tozer, GLIDE Foundation, etozer@glide.org, (301) 383-3128 Valerie Ibarra, SF Public Defender’s Office, Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org, (628) 249-7946   ***PRESS RELEASE*** Coalition of 60...

MEDIA ADVISORY: City Leaders and Community Advocates To Hold Press Conference...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 10, 2022 MEDIA CONTACTS: Valerie Ibarra, SF Public Defender’s Office, Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org, (628) 249-7946   Emma Tozer, GLIDE Foundation, etozer@glide.org, (301) 383-3128 **MEDIA ADVISORY**  City Leaders and...

SF Examiner Reports on the “Legal Logjam” in SF Courts Keeping...

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SF Examiner Reports on the "Legal Logjam" in SF Courts Keeping Hundreds in Jail Past Trial Deadlines “If we’re going to prioritize anything as The...

Community Newsletters from Public Defender Mano Raju

Please read our newsletters with updates about the work of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office as we fight for the rights and safety...

Public Defenders Remember Peter G. Keane, Former Chief Attorney for the...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org | (628) 249-7946 **PRESS STATEMENT** Public Defenders Remember Peter G. Keane, Former Chief...

SF Jury Acquits Another Community Member Who Spent One Year in...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office |Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org | (628) 249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits Another Community Member Who Spent One...

The Guardian: Incarcerated people forced to wait for trials as San...

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This piece in The Guardian highlights the continuing humanitarian crisis in San Francisco County jail. Nearly 900 people remain in isolation under 23-hour lockdown,...

SF Jury Acquits Man Who Spent 331 Days in Jail, Nearly...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2022 CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office |Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits Man Who Spent 331 Days in Jail, Nearly...