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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

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa Cop Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Dealing

A Contra Costa County drug task force commander and his alleged accomplice pleaded not guilty today to charges that they stole drugs from law enforcement evidence lockers and sold them back out onto the streets.

CBS San Francisco–03/02/2011

Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

Contra Costa Cop Allegedly Counts Drug Money In Video

Investigators allege that the commander of a county anti-drug task force was caught on video counting cash after selling a pound of methamphetamine stolen from evidence.

CBS San Francisco–02/25/2011

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