Jeff Adachi

(Photo courtesy San Francisco Public Defender's Office)

BART officials say investigation is underway in police struggle that led to charges

BART officials today said an internal affairs investigation is underway in connection…

 

(Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner)

Japantown community to hold peaceful gathering against hate

A peace rally is being held Tuesday evening in Japantown, to "address…

 

Julio Escobar places a candle near a memorial for longtime deputy public defender Marla Zamora on Thursday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Small prayer service held at slain former public defender’s home

The priest’s shadow fell on the bright sidewalk near the wind-rustled, clear…

 

(Courtesy photo)

The concept of race is nothing but fiction

Race is the world’s most persistent deception. Throughout history, the color of…

(Courtesy photo)
Olga Petrov on Monday, April 4, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mother of man beaten by deputies says he is no ‘monster’

A frustrated Olga Petrov walked out of San Francisco's federal courthouse Monday…

Olga Petrov on Monday, April 4, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Recent racism allegations renew calls for federal, state investigations into SFPD

Police critics are once again calling for an investigation into racism and…

An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Police watchdog: officer wrongly arrested deputy public defender in courthouse

A deputy public defender was wrongly arrested by a San Francisco police…

No pleas entered in political corruption case; gag order still up in the air

No pleas were entered Monday morning in a corruption case against three…

America, don’t make same mistake again

In 1942, my parents and grandparents were rounded up with 110,000 other…

Matt Sheahan, who died from a stab wound to the heart on July 28, 2014, is shown here around 2004 in front of a pair of turntables. (Courtesy O.M. Park)

Defendant, lawyer reenact 2014 stabbing death at trial

The second day of testimony from Lisa Heng, who stands accused of…

Matt Sheahan, who died from a stab wound to the heart on July 28, 2014, is shown here around 2004 in front of a pair of turntables. (Courtesy O.M. Park)
Riana Buffin, 19, of Oakland, is one of two plaintiffs named on a federal class-action lawsuit against San Francisco for an unconstitutional bail system. (Courtesy photo)

Federal lawsuit filed to overturn city’s ‘unequal’ bail system

San Francisco is being sued for what a federal class-action lawsuit argues…

Riana Buffin, 19, of Oakland, is one of two plaintiffs named on a federal class-action lawsuit against San Francisco for an unconstitutional bail system. (Courtesy photo)
Investigator Jose Mendoza has worked for the Public Defender's Office since 1981. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Public defender investigator answers a formidable calling

Three pit bulls lounged on the dusty earth on a recent spring…

Investigator Jose Mendoza has worked for the Public Defender's Office since 1981. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Courtesy of SFPDSantino Aviles

Would-be space traveler pleads guilty to residential burglary

His defense may have been out of this world, but the man…

Courtesy of SFPDSantino Aviles

Would-be space traveler acquitted on several charges of robbery and assault

In an astronomical case, a man who thought the apartment he allegedly…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerSF Police Chief Greg Suhr

SF police chief defends arrests of suspected black drug dealers amid racism scandal

Under scrutiny over allegations of racial bias in his department, Police Chief…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerSF Police Chief Greg Suhr
Courtesy Public Defender's OfficeDeputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson was arrested and booked Tuesday for refusing to let a client of hers be questioned by a police investigator who was also trying to take the client's pictures.

Adachi blasts deputy public defender’s arrest; police say arrest was lawful

In an unprecedented incident, Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson was arrested and…

Courtesy Public Defender's OfficeDeputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson was arrested and booked Tuesday for refusing to let a client of hers be questioned by a police investigator who was also trying to take the client's pictures.
Courtesy Public Defender's OfficeSurveillance video shows

Video shows assailant in Rashawn Williams death not the 14-year-old defendant

Police and prosecutors went after the wrong person for the killing of…

Courtesy Public Defender's OfficeSurveillance video shows
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoSan Francisco will begin installing 35 ShotSpotter devices in the next two weeks in its effort to complete expansion of the gunshot detection program launched in 2008.

Gunshot detection system to expand for SF police; body camera program makes progress

Amid mounting pressure for police to wear body-mounted cameras, a deputy chief…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoSan Francisco will begin installing 35 ShotSpotter devices in the next two weeks in its effort to complete expansion of the gunshot detection program launched in 2008.

Man acquitted in Clementina Street assault case, did not assault the ‘sheriff’

Looks like the so-called sheriff of Clementina Street may have been working…

Man found not guilty of stabbing at SF homeless shelter

A San Francisco man was acquitted Tuesday of assault with a deadly…