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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...

Public Defenders Nationwide Announce Plan for Immigration Justice, Provide Ten-Point Plan...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021 MEDIA CONTACTS: Valerie Ibarra - San Francisco Public Defender’s Office - (628)249-7946 - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org; Lindsey Hortenstine - New Orleans...

SF Public Defender Mano Raju’s Statement on the Arrest of Troy...

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January 5, 2021 Media Contact: Public Information Officer - Valerie Ibarra - (628)249-7946 - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org SF Public Defender Mano Raju's Statement on the Arrest...

Community Newsletter from Mano Raju

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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...

Mesa Verde detention center must keep testing detainees for COVID, over...

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Bob Egelko reported in the San Francisco Chronicle on the latest development in an ongoing joint class action lawsuit against I.C.E. regarding its response...

Court Slams ICE for Handling of COVID at Mesa Verde

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December 3, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: San Francisco Public Defender's Office, Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org, (628)249-7946 ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy, communications@aclusocal.org, 626-755-4129  Court Slams ICE for Handling of COVID at Mesa Verde Blistering Order...

SF Public Defender Launches “CopWatch SF” Database to Ensure Public Access...

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November 18, 2020 Press Contact: SF Public Defender’s Office – Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org – (628)249-7946 San Francisco Public Defender Launches “CopWatch SF” Database to Ensure Public Access to...

California ICE Detention Center Officials Ignored COVID-19 Protocols: Attorneys

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Lisa Fernandez of KTVU FOX 2 reported: California ICE detention center officials ignored COVID-19 protocols: attorneys after attorneys in the ongoing Zepeda-Rivas class action...

Prop 25 Failed, but California’s Fight Over Cash Bail is Far...

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Nico Savidge reported for the San Jose Mercury News: Prop 25 failed, but California’s fight over cash bail is far from over - Case...

New Documents Reveal ICE and Private Prison Contractor Exacerbated a COVID...

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November 11, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Valerie Ibarra - SF Public Defender's Office - (628)249-7946 New Documents Reveal ICE and Private Prison Contractor Exacerbates a COVID Outbreak at...

Supes Blame Mayor for ‘Lost Opportunity’ but Advance Police Contract

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Michael Barba of the San Francisco Examiner reported: Supes blame mayor for ‘lost opportunity’ but advance police contract. This comes in the context of...