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”.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified Michael Schemmel as the second sheriff’s deputy who was present at the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in October.
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said Tuesday her investigation of the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by Sonoma County sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus will continue past today’s 90-day “guideline” to determine if any violations of criminal law occurred.
A crowd of over 100 protesters gathered at the courthouse in Downtown Santa Rosa Monday to make demands related to last year’s shooting by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
The Santa Rosa Police Department has completed its investigation of the Oct. 22 shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus.
BB guns and pellet guns would have to look clearly different from those that fire bullets to be sold in California under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate in response to several recent shooting tragedies involving children.
Santa Rosa’s City Council Tuesday afternoon will hear public comments on the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in October.
A 20-page document was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco alleging that Deputy Erick Gelhaus has a history of using excessive force.
Investigators Thursday afternoon collected bags of charred and burned items from a memorial altar to 13-year-old Andy Lopez that was damaged in a blaze at the field southwest of Santa Rosa where the teen was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in October.
A Santa Rosa man was arraigned Tuesday morning for allegedly obstructing a police officer during a protest last month of the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a sheriff’s deputy.