Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One month after a Santa Rosa teenager carrying a toy gun was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy; state lawmakers are proposing new rules for imitation weapons.
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.