From law to film, activism by S.F. Public Defender Jeff Adachi

Jeff Adachi has been San Francisco’s elected public defender since 2002, and oversees an office of nearly 100 lawyers and 100 support staff. While known for his work in the courts and in San Francisco’s political sphere, Adachi is also a recognized documentary filmmaker and is premiering his latest film “Defender” at the San Francisco […]

Federal review of SFPD finds racial disparities in stops and searches, lack of accountability

A U.S. Department of Justice report released Oct. 12 found racial disparities in traffic stops and searches, problems in the handling of use of force incidents and a lack of transparency or analysis of office discipline cases in the San Francisco Police Department, among other issues. The report, produced by the department’s Community Oriented Policing […]

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