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Andy Lopez (Family photo)

Rallies Scheduled Wednesday For Teen Shot Dead By Sonoma Sheriff’s Deputy Last Year

Events are planned Wednesday on the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy southwest of Santa Rosa.

10/22/2014

Oakland anti-police brutality march, October 22nd, 2014 (photo courtesy: Chris Filippi)

Oakland Anti-Police Brutality March Coincides With 1-Year-Anniversary Of Andy Lopez Shooting Death

About 200 demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Oakland on Wednesday as part of a rally and march against police brutality. The event coincided with the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez from Santa Rosa, by a sheriff’s deputy.

10/22/2014

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Toy Guns Required To Be Brightly Colored Under New California Law

Governor Jerry Brown signed a first of its kind law aimed at toy guns in the wake of a fatal police shooting in Santa Rosa where a Sheriff’s Deputy mistook a replica firearm for a real assault rifle.

09/30/2014

A child holds a plastic toy gun. (Mayela Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Requiring Toy Guns To Be Brightly-Colored Passes California Assembly, Spurred By Andy Lopez Shooting

The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

08/27/2014

Andy Lopez (Family photo)

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Shot And Killed Andy Lopez Returning To Full Duty

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy at the center of a controversial officer-involved shooting last year in which a 13-year-old boy died will be returning to patrol.

08/15/2014

Protesters demanding justice for slain Andy Lopez, block Highway 101, in Santa Rosa.

Protesters Demanding Justice For Slain 13-Year-Old Andy Lopez Block Hwy 101, Santa Rosa

A group of protesters gathered Saturday afternoon and blocked traffic on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa to show their disapproval with the Sonoma County prosecutors’ decision not to file criminal charges against a sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez in October.

07/12/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies in Santa Rosa on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Call For Removal Of Sonoma D.A. After Decision To Not Charge Deputy In Andy Lopez’ Fatal Shooting

Dozens of protesters rallied at the Sonoma County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon to denounce District Attorney Jill Ravitch’s decision to not charge sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus with the murder of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

07/08/2014

Andy Lopez (Family photo)

Expert Says Andy Lopez Was Impaired By Marijuana When Shot Dead By Sonoma Deputy

Andy Lopez had marijuana in his blood that might have impaired his judgment and slowed his decision-making at the time the 13-year-old was killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in October, according to the teen’s autopsy results.

07/08/2014

Andy Lopez (Family photo)

No Charges To Be Filed Against Sonoma Co. Deputy In Fatal Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Andy Lopez

There will no charges pressed against a Sonoma County deputy in the fatal shooting of a teenage boy in October, according to a press release that appears to have been prematurely released by the district attorney’s office.

07/07/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Activists Call For Justice Dept. Investigation Of Sonoma Co. Law Enforcement’s Use Of Deadly Force

Civil rights activists and a group of surviving family members of police-related deaths are calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Sonoma County for what they call “an epidemic of deadly force by police”.

06/24/2014

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