California’s only publicly elected public defender and his office provide legal representation for over 25,000 people that have been charged with a crime but cannot afford to private legal counsel.
An interview with acting San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Godown on the process of selecting a new chief and issues the department is facing in the coming year.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi Wednesday released to the public yet another videotape depicting officers allegedly mishandling a search and arrest.
Perhaps the most egregious case of alleged prosecutorial misconduct involved a former prosecutor who has been suspended by the California State Bar Association for violating defendants’ rights.
A total of 68 drug and robbery cases in San Francisco have been dropped in light of a probe into allegations of police misconduct, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced Friday that he is turning over the investigation into allegations of police misconduct to federal authorities.
San Francisco’s district attorney said he’s dropping dozens more cases handled by a group of San Francisco police officers accused of conducting illegal searches on suspects.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office dropped eight more cases Tuesday in the wake of a scandal involving police misconduct allegedly captured on video, bringing the total to 13.
A total of five drug cases involving eight San Francisco police officers have been dismissed due to allegations of police misconduct, that the Public Defender’s Office claims is documented on surveillance video.
San Jose’s independent police auditor and the consul general of Mexico signed a memo of understanding Wednesday to promote outreach to the Mexican community.