Feb 23 2019
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi:
“As one of the few elected public defenders in the country, Jeff Adachi fought to ensure every person received equal justice under the law. He was a passionate advocate for his clients, and he carried that passion into his work outside of the courtroom. He was a tireless advocate for criminal justice reform and the rights of immigrant children.
“More than anything, Jeff was a dedicated public servant who cared deeply for the people and city he served. His extraordinary presence will be missed in San Francisco, and my thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”