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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 Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak on Trial: Hearing Starts May 17 –...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2021 CONTACT: San Francisco Public Defender’s Office - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org - (628) 249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak on Trial: Hearing Starts...

Media Advisory – San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak on Trial: Hearing to...

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DATE: May 10, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: San Francisco Public Defender’s Office – Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org – (628)249-7946 **MEDIA ADVISORY** San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak on Trial: Hearing to Start May...

The lack of courtroom access in San Francisco is a human...

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Photo: More than 100 people are still in jail awaiting trial past the last day in which they must be legally brought to trial....

SF Jury Acquits on Murder Charge, Agrees that Public Defender Client...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office - (628)249-7946 - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org **PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits on Murder Charge, Agrees that Public...

Statement by San Francisco Elected Public Defender Mano Raju to the...

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Statement by San Francisco Elected Public Defender Mano Raju to the Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General "Good Afternoon Honorable Assemblymembers and...

Statement from San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju on the Guilty...

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Statement from San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju on the Guilty Verdict of Derek Chauvin "I spent last night reflecting on all of the advocacy...

Man acquitted in two waterfront attacks – evidence of mental breakdown

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Reporter Bob Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that, on April 12, 2021, a San Francisco jury determined that U.S. military veteran George...

SF Jury Acquits U.S. Military Veteran on Assault Charges

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office - Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org - (628)249-7946 ** PRESS RELEASE** SF Jury Acquits U.S. Military Veteran on Assault...

Biden Has a Chance to End the Jail-to-Deportation Pipeline – But...

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In this Op Ed published in The Nation, San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Carla Gomez, Hena Mansori of the Bronx Defenders, and Sophia Gurulé...

SF Public Defender says client’s actions weren’t race based, shares revealing...

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The San Francisco Public Defender's Office released previously unseen video surveillance footage of what happened the morning of March 17, 2021, at UN Plaza,...