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.”
Public Defender Demands Decision In 2015 SFPD Fatal Shooting CasePublic Defender Jeff Adachi joined a rally on the steps of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice Thursday calling for a decision on whether to charge officers in the 2015 police shooting of a Guatemalan man in the city’s Mission District.
San Francisco Police Chief Cancels Public Appearance After Day Of Protests Against HimSan Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr cancelled a planned public appearance with Public Defender Jeff Adachi Tuesday evening after a day of protests calling for him to leave his job.
SF Public Defender Presses To See CHP Dash Cam Video Of DUI ArrestA rather typical drunk driving arrest has become has turned into a First Amendment stand-off over whether video recorded by police dashboard cameras should be routinely available to the public.
Judge Rules Public Defender Can't Represent Suspect In SF Ingleside Massacre
SFPD Breathalyzer Error Puts Hundreds Of DUI Convictions In DoubtHundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday.
San Francisco Labor, Business Lobby Unite On Pension ReformThe heads of the San Francisco Labor Council and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce have agreed to co-chair the campaign for Mayor Ed Lee’s pension reform ballot measure.
San Francisco May Vote On Competing Pension ProposalsPublic Defender Jeff Adachi has submitted over 72,000 signatures to put his pension reform initiative on the November ballot. In addition, San Francisco Supervisors are poised to approve a competing ballot measure Tuesday afternoon.
Critics Turn Out To Pan San Francisco Pension Reform PlanA majority of city workers' unions have actually signed off on Lee's reform package but they do not represent retired workers, who complained to the supervisors at the hearing that they were left out of the process.
San Francisco Pension Reform Measure Headed Towards BallotWidespread support for a charter amendment to overhaul San Francisco’s public employee pension system has not deterred the public defender from collecting signatures to put a competing measure on the November ballot.
Another Video Released Showing Alleged SFPD MisconductThe San Francisco Police Department has come under fire again following the release of a video of possible police misconduct during a December drug bust.
Ex-SF Mayoral Candidate Matt Gonzlalez Named Chief Public DefenderFormer San Francisco supervisor and mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez is returning to public service today as chief attorney for the public defender’s office.