Public Defender: Racial Disparities Pervasive In SF Criminal Justice SystemSan Francisco’s criminal justice system is facing accusations of discrimination and pervasive disparities in the treatment of minorities, from police arrests to prosecutions.
San Francisco Public Defender Seeks Judge's Removal From Battery TrialSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi is fighting to remove the assigned judge from his case.
Defendants Marked As 'Bad Guys' On Witness Sign-In Sheet In SF Public Defender's OfficeSan Francisco prosecutors say they are investigating allegations by the Public Defender’s Office that a sign-in sheet for witnesses circulated Monday morning with a reference to defendants as “bad guys.”
Suspect In Murder Of Former Public Defender Set For ArraignmentA suspect in the fatal stabbing of a retired San Francisco public defender has been charged with murder and will be arraigned Tuesday, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi To Fire Deputy Allegedly In Charge Of Organizing Inmate Jail FightsSheriff's Deputy Scott Neu was the alleged ringleader of the staged fights at County Jail, where inmates would be pitted against each other.
FBI Agrees To Investigate Allegations Of Forced Inmate Fighting At San Francisco JailThe FBI has agreed to investigate allegations of forced inmate fighting in San Francisco's jail at the request of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
San Francisco Deputies Accused Of Forcing Inmates To Fight Each Other For Gambling, EntertainmentSan Francisco Sheriff’s deputies have been organizing jail inmate fights and gambling on the outcomes, according to the city's public defender.
Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be ReviewedSan Francisco's Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.
San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Arrested For Intervening Between Police And Her ClientSan Francisco's public defender has released a video showing police arresting a deputy public defender outside a courtroom for intervening in an interaction between police and her client.
San Francisco’s Public Defender Explains Racial Disparities In The City’s Criminal Justice SystemSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi explains racial disparities in the city's criminal justice system and what is being done on a local level to address the issue.
SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury DecisionSan 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.
San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of 'Unconscious Bias' In Arrests, Judgments For MinoritiesSan 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.