Public Defender Jeff Adachi

Dashboard Camera. (CBS)

SF Public Defender Presses To See CHP Dash Cam Video Of DUI Arrest

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.

06/06/2014

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

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

pensions

San Francisco Labor, Business Lobby Unite On Pension Reform

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/01/2011

Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender (sfpublicdefender.org)

San Francisco May Vote On Competing Pension Proposals

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/12/2011

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Critics Turn Out To Pan San Francisco Pension Reform Plan

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/24/2011

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Pension Reform Measure Headed Towards Ballot

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/25/2011

A previously-released Surveillance video image of a drug bust at Jefferson Hotel by San Francisco Police on December 30, 2010 that may show misconduct. (SF Public Defender/YouTube)

Another Video Released Showing Alleged SFPD Misconduct

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/11/2011

Matt Gonzalez seen during his time as running mate of Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 2008 (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Ex-SF Mayoral Candidate Matt Gonzlalez Named Chief Public Defender

Former San Francisco supervisor and mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez is returning to public service today as chief attorney for the public defender’s office.

CBS San Francisco–02/22/2011

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