Public Defender Jeff Adachi
A 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.
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 […]
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.
The 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.
Public 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.
A 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.
Widespread 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.
The San Francisco Police Department has come under fire again following the release of a video of possible police misconduct during a December drug bust.
Former San Francisco supervisor and mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez is returning to public service today as chief attorney for the public defender’s office.