- Associated Press - Thursday, January 29, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police officials are supporting the actions of officers who handcuffed and arrested a deputy public defender at the Hall of Justice after she objected to their questioning her client outside a courtroom.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1EQibv2) attorney Jami Tillotson was cited Tuesday for misdemeanor resisting or delaying arrest because she allegedly obstructed a police investigation.

At a Wednesday press conference, Public Defender Jeff Adachi said the arrest raised questions about police intimidation and harassment.

Police said the five officers, led by a plainclothes sergeant, were investigating a burglary case in which Tillotson’s client and his co-defendant were considered persons of interest.

Tillotson says she was arrested simply for doing her job - trying to protect her client’s rights.



Adachi’s office posted video of the incident on YouTube.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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