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A Reporter Got His Hands On A Salacious Death Report. Then Police Smashed Down His Door

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May 14, 2019 1:55 p.m.

When San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi died suddenly in February, hundreds piled into City Hall to celebrate the life of a 59-year-old civil servant taken too soon by a heart attack.

Days later, local outlets reported a leaked confidential police report painting a more complicated, salacious picture of Adachi’s last moments.

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