Protesters rallying against a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a 13-year-old boy clashed with police in riot gear in front of Santa Rosa City Hall Tuesday evening.
There will be an afternoon of protests Tuesday related to the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in October.
The Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy after mistaking the airsoft pellet gun he was carrying for an assault rifle, is returning to duty on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors discussed several measures in response to the fatal shooting of Andy Lopez. They include the creation of a Community and Law Enforcement Task Force, along with a park to honor the 13-year-old.
An effort is underway to convince the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to build a park in honor of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in October.
Protesters gathered in Santa Rosa and in cities throughout the Bay Area and the state to protest the police killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in Sonoma County last month.
Protests against the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy last month are planned Saturday afternoon in the Bay Area and elsewhere in California.
Emotions ran high at Tuesday’s Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting as leaders and community members discussed their feelings about the death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
The shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa two weeks ago has galvanized his family, friends, and the Latino community in Sonoma County. After nearly having seen daily demonstrations the family has now filed a federal lawsuit.
The attorney for the family of 13-year-old Andy Lopez Cruz will file a federal civil rights lawsuit in San Francisco Monday against Sonoma County and the sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot the teen on Oct. 22.