San Francisco Public Defender's Office

New video purportedly shows deputy stealing jewelry from Petrov

The San Francisco Public Defender's Office on Wednesday released edited video footage…

 

Lawyer for man beaten by deputies says there was a cover-up

When two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies were caught on tape apparently beating…

 

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

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

 

Murder trial begins in case of Marin man stabbed to death by lover in Tenderloin hotel

She was hysterical. Her crying voice drowned out his moaning. “We got…

SF man acquitted on assault and battery charges after beer run goes bad

A San Francisco man was acquitted by a jury of assault and…

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

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

Man convicted of killing sex partner, lighting him on fire arrested again for arson

A 25-year-old man convicted of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly killing a sexual…

Second federal police corruption trial opens with testimony about illegal searches

Two undercover police officers working the South of Market area in late…

Public defenders gather at Hall of Justice to call for racial equality

Standing on the steps outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice this…

Public Defender’s Office offers free assistance to those who may benefit from Prop. 47

The Public Defender’s Office announced that it will offer free assistance to…

Homeless man reportedly beaten by police acquitted of charges against him

A jury on Monday found a homeless man not guilty of eight…

Gun charges dropped against nightclub security guard threatened by ‘known pimp’

A nightclub security guard was cleared of gun charges Friday after two…

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 guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Buena Vista Park choking death

The man accused of murder in the choking death of Freddy Roberto…

Man found not guilty of stabbing at SF homeless shelter

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

Unique SF program aims to keep troubled kids in school

This fall, a 16-year-old boy entering his junior year at Lincoln High…

Man acquitted of felony marijuana charges

A San Francisco man was acquitted of felony marijuana charges Thursday, according…

Public Defender’s Office celebrates 10 years of BMAGIC

The San Francisco Public Defender's Office is celebrating the 10-year anniversary Friday…

SF panel advocates classrooms, not courtrooms for students

The first instinct of a teacher faced with a disobedient student might…

Classrooms, not courtrooms: SF resolution takes aim at school to prison pipeline

Last year, my office handled 4,500 court appearances for kids accused of…