San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi now says the ramifications of the evidence-tampering scandal at the San Francisco crime lab could touch 30,000 to 40,000 narcotics cases going back eight years.

At a news conference Wednesday, Adachi also called out San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, saying he had repeatedly requested to meet with her since news of the crime lab problems broke, but that he’s been told she’s not available or is out of town and may be available to talk in May.

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