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St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. (Cristina Fletes-Boutte/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi expressed disappointment Wednesday with the grand jury’s decision declining to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

11/27/2014

Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of ‘Unconscious Bias’ In Arrests, Judgments For Minorities

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants to pull the curtain back on racial disparity in the justice system to determine how much race plays a part in arrests, charging and sentencing by launching an ambitious study that will examine a decade’s worth of cases.

09/23/2014

Randy Alana has been questioned in the disappearance of Sandra Coke. (CBS)

Judge Revokes Parole For Man Detained In Death Of Oakland Woman

A judge revoked the parole for a convicted killer Friday who is described by Oakland police as a person of interest in the death of a woman whose body was found in Vacaville last week after she was reported missing earlier this month.

08/16/2013

Antolin Garcia-Torres during a previous court appearance. (CBS)

Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect’s Attorney Removed From Case

The court-appointed attorney for the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Morgan Hill teenager has been removed from the case.

06/07/2012

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Public Defender Jeff Adachi (CBS)

SF Mayor Lee Declines Adachi Challenge On Pension Debate

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi sent a letter Thursday to Mayor Ed Lee challenging him to a public debate later this month on dueling pension reform measures that will appear on the city’s November ballot, but the mayor said he’s not interested.

09/08/2011

Jeff Adachi

Adachi Joins Crowded Field In San Francisco Mayor’s Race

Public Defender Jeff Adachi highlighted “fiscal responsibility” as he filed his mayoral nomination papers just before the late afternoon deadline at City Hall on Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/12/2011

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DA Dropping Slew Of New Cases Amid SFPD Surveillance Scandal

District Attorney George Gascon Friday afternoon dropped 26 cases involving San Francisco police’s Mission Station.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/27/2011

Public Defender Jeff Adachi said this drug bust on March 1st in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood was mishandled by officers. (San Francisco Public Defender / YouTube)

SFPD Chief Defends Officers’ Actions In Videotaped Drug Bust

A combative SFPD Chief Jeff Godown came out swinging at the city’s public defender Thursday, defending his officers against allegations of police misconduct in drug cases.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/31/2011

Surveillance video of a drug bust conducted by San Francisco Police that may show misconduct. (CBS)

Videos Prompt FBI Investigation Of Alleged SFPD Misconduct

The FBI plans to conduct its own investigation into the alleged misconduct of police officers during at least three drug busts in San Francisco in recent months, an FBI spokeswoman said Friday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011

Surveillance video of a drug bust conducted by San Francisco Police that may show misconduct. (CBS)

Public Defender Claims Surveillance Video Proves SFPD Misconduct

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released surveillance video Wednesday taken during two drug busts at a residential hotel in the city’s South of Market neighborhood that he said proves police misconduct and perjury.

CBS San Francisco–03/02/2011

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