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Kamala Harris ‘grew up’ with Jeff Adachi. Then tragedy struck.

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, photographed in his office in San Francisco on Aug. 22, 2018. (Mason Trinca/for The Washington Post) SAN FRANCISCO — As a scandal rocked the city’s crime lab in 2010, District Attorney Kamala D. Harris was increasingly at odds with the city’s elected public defender, Jeff Adachi. He accused her of being “unethical,” and she said he was “playing politics with public safety,” according to media reports at the time. The fight was, on one level, an example of a prosecutor and defense attorney playing their respective roles. But it was all the more […]

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