Bay Area Public Defenders Protest As Part Of Nationwide Day Of Solidarity With Black Lives MatterPublic defenders around the Bay Area held protests on Monday, as part of a nationwide day of solidarity involving at least 70 other public defender offices in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi Died Naturally, According To Independent ReportThe public defender’s office in San Francisco says their former leader Jeff Adachi did not die the way a medical examiner’s report said he did.
Botched Probe Forces DA To Drop Charges Against Deputies Accused Of Running Fight Club In SF JailThe investigation involving three sheriff's deputies accused of making inmates battle each other 'gladiator-style' was so botched, the San Francisco District Attorney is dropping all charges.
Sheriff's Deputies Allegedly Taped Confidential Conversations Between Juveniles And AttorneysCases involving juveniles are being reviewed after accusations Alameda Co. Sheriff's deputies recorded confidential conversations between juvenile suspects and their attorneys.
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.