Governor Newsom Statement on Passing of Jeff Adachi

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the passing of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi:

“San Francisco lost a dedicated servant of the public last night in Jeff Adachi. He was passionate about fighting for fairness and leading the charge on progressive criminal justice policy. Jennifer and I express our deep sympathy to Jeff’s wife and daughter, and to all his family and friends in this time of grief.”