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Mirkarimi Press Conference

FBI Agrees To Investigate Allegations Of Forced Inmate Fighting At San Francisco Jail

The FBI has agreed to investigate allegations of forced inmate fighting in San Francisco’s jail at the request of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

04/10/2015

San Francisco Hall of Justice (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Deputies Accused Of Forcing Inmates To Fight Each Other For Gambling, Entertainment

San Francisco Sheriff’s deputies have been organizing jail inmate fights and gambling on the outcomes, according to the city’s public defender.

03/26/2015

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be Reviewed

San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.

03/17/2015

Image from a YouTube video shows San Francsico Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson being arrested by San Francisco Police Inspector Brian Stansbury on January 27, 2015 at the Hall of Justice. (SF Public Defender's Office)

San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Arrested For Intervening Between Police And Her Client

San 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.

01/28/2015

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Public Defender Explains Racial Disparities In The City’s Criminal Justice System

San 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.

01/19/2015

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

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