San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi died of “acute mixed drug (cocaine and ethanol) toxicity,” according to a report released Friday by the San Francisco Medical Examiner.
Adachi, 59, died on Feb. 22 after having dinner with a friend in North Beach.
The state’s only elected public defender, Adachi was first elected in 2002. He attended University of California at Berkeley and graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Starting in 1987 as deputy public defender in the San Francisco office, Adachi went on to become a five-time elected public defender for the city, and was known for innovation and improving work conditions for deputy public defenders.
Updates to come.
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