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San Francisco’s Public Defender Claims Wrong Teen In Jail For Murder

Public Defender Jeff Adachi released a video Monday that he claims clears the accused killer of a popular 14-year-old football player and that the wrong teenager is in jail for murder.

12/08/2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. (Cristina Fletes-Boutte/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi expressed disappointment Wednesday with the grand jury’s decision declining to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

11/27/2014

An image from a YouTube video by the SF Public Defender's Office shows San Francisco undercover police officers headed to a unit in the Henry Hotel. (SF Public Defender/YouTube)

San Francisco Police Union Holding Raffle For Indicted Officers

The San Francisco Police Officers Association has scheduled a series of fundraisers to pay for the legal defense of several officers facing federal charges for alleged civil rights violations. A raffle with some high-priced prizes is among the events planned.

03/19/2014

An image from a YouTube video by the SF Public Defender's Office shows San Francisco undercover police officers headed to a unit in the Henry Hotel. (SF Public Defender/YouTube)

Feds Indict SF Police Officers Accused Of Stealing From Suspects, Denying Civil Rights

Five San Francisco police officers and one former officer have been indicted on charges of civil rights violations related to alleged illegal searches and theft of property seized from people arrested, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

02/27/2014

Surveillance video of a drug bust conducted by San Francisco Police that may show misconduct. (CBS)

SFPD Putting Video Cameras On Plainclothes Cops To Counter Allegations Of Misconduct

San Francisco police supervisors will soon be wearing video cameras on their chests in the wake of controversial drug raids.

08/27/2013

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks with reporters after the Board of Supervisors voted to reinstate him, October 9, 2012. (CBS)

SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Accuses Political Opponents Of Fanning Flames For Recall

One month after being reinstated, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is accusing his political opponents of instigating recall efforts against him. Mirkarimi said critics are intentionally misstating the role he plays in his department’s domestic violence programs.

11/16/2012

A selection of condoms at a drug store. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

SF Public Defender Worried Prostitutes Skip Condom Use Over Prosecution Fears

San Francisco’s Public Defender is raising concerns about condoms being used as evidence in prostitution cases and wonders if sex workers are practicing safe sex.

08/21/2012

Binh Thai Luc, 35, is accused of killing five people in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood on March 23, 2012. (CBS)

Judge Rules Public Defender Can’t Represent Suspect In SF Ingleside Massacre

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A conflict of interest prevents the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office from representing the man accused of killing five people at a home near City College of San Francisco, a judge […]

03/29/2012

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Challenge Comes In Tainted San Francisco DUI Cases

San Francisco’s public defender has filed the first motion connected to what he claims are hundreds of tainted DUI convictions.

03/22/2012

A driver under suspicion of DUI undergoes a Breathalyzer test. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

SFPD Breathalyzer Error Puts Hundreds Of DUI Convictions In Doubt

Hundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday.

03/05/2012

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