State Appeals Court Ruling Could Change How Bail is Handled in CaliforniaAccording to a ruling from the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco “a defendant may not be imprisoned solely due to poverty.”
San Francisco Public Defender Is Challenging Every Criminal Case In Which Bail Is SetBreaking with the norm, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has announced plans to challenge every single criminal case in which bail is set for the defendant.
San Francisco Public Defender Announces Fund To Help Detained ImmigrantsSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced Thursday a new fund that will help immigration defense attorneys pay for expert witnesses testifying on behalf of detained immigrants.
Public Defender: Racial Disparities Pervasive In SF Criminal Justice SystemSan Francisco’s criminal justice system is facing accusations of discrimination and pervasive disparities in the treatment of minorities, from police arrests to prosecutions.
San Francisco DA Will Not Retry Man In BART Police Battery CaseProsecutors in San Francisco Friday said they will not retry a man accused of battery on a police officer in a struggle with BART police that was captured on bystander video this summer.
BART Police Body Cam Video Shows Violent Arrest Of Suspect Later AcquittedNewly-released police body cam video shows a Bay Area Rapid Transit passenger scuffling with BART officers during an arrest.
San Francisco Public Defender Seeks Judge's Removal From Battery TrialSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi is fighting to remove the assigned judge from his case.
Defendants Marked As 'Bad Guys' On Witness Sign-In Sheet In SF Public Defender's OfficeSan Francisco prosecutors say they are investigating allegations by the Public Defender’s Office that a sign-in sheet for witnesses circulated Monday morning with a reference to defendants as “bad guys.”
2 Alameda County Deputies Charged With Beating Suspect Surrender, Post BailTwo Alameda County sheriff's deputies charged with felonies for beating a suspect after a high-speed chase into San Francisco last year surrendered and then posted bail.
Former SF Public Defender Stabbed To Death At Her Potrero Hill HomeA woman fatally stabbed Friday morning in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood has been identified as Marla Zamora, a former employee of the S.F. public defender's office.
Public Defender Asks DA To Hand Over SFPD Racist, Homophobic TextsFive SFPD officers accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages may have compromised hundreds of cases handled by the public defender's office due to the officers' alleged bias.
Former SF Jail Inmates Allegedly Forced Into Gladiator-Style Fights File Claim Against CityFormer jail inmates at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice have filed a claim against the city and county accusing deputies of forcing them to fight each other.