San Francisco Public Defender's Office

Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape apparently beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy photo)

New video purportedly shows deputy stealing jewelry from Petrov

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

 

Two sheriff's deputies caught on tape apparently beating a man in the Mission. (Courtesy/ San Francisco Public Defender's Office)

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…

 

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…

 

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)

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…

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)

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…

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.

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…

Courtesy PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICEA trial began this week for two Southern Police Station officers accused of stealing drugs and money from single-room-occupancy hotels. The officers were part of a plainclothes investigation team.

Second federal police corruption trial opens with testimony about illegal searches

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

Courtesy PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICEA trial began this week for two Southern Police Station officers accused of stealing drugs and money from single-room-occupancy hotels. The officers were part of a plainclothes investigation team.
HANNAH ALBARAZI/Bay City NewsPublic defenders from around the Bay Area joined San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and others to call for racial equality in the justice system.

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

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

HANNAH ALBARAZI/Bay City NewsPublic defenders from around the Bay Area joined San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and others to call for racial equality in the justice system.

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…

Courtesy of the Public Defender's OfficeThis is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Homeless man reportedly beaten by police acquitted of charges against him

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

Courtesy of the Public Defender's OfficeThis is a picture of Joshua Boling reportedly after his run-in with police July 11 near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate Park. He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

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…

Courtesy of SFPDDavid Munoz Diaz

Man found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Buena Vista Park choking death

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

Courtesy of SFPDDavid Munoz Diaz

Man found not guilty of stabbing at SF homeless shelter

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

mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerEducation attorney Lauren Brady

Unique SF program aims to keep troubled kids in school

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

mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerEducation attorney Lauren Brady

Man acquitted of felony marijuana charges

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

Courtesy of the Public Defender's OfficeBMAGIC

Public Defender’s Office celebrates 10 years of BMAGIC

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

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Students who are poor

SF panel advocates classrooms, not courtrooms for students

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

Students who are poor
S.F. public defender Jeff Adachi supports the resolution to end suspensions for "willful defiance."

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…

S.F. public defender Jeff Adachi supports the resolution to end suspensions for "willful defiance."