Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office

Video Shows Sonoma County DUI Suspect Being Roughed Up By Deputies, Taken To HospitalA man is accusing the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office of brutality after he said he was seriously beaten by deputies in an incident caught on video.
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.
Expert Says Andy Lopez Was Impaired By Marijuana When Shot Dead By Sonoma DeputyAndy 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.
Sonoma Sheriff’s Office Identifies 2nd Deputy Present At Fatal Shooting Of Andy LopezThe 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.
DA Says Investigation Of Andy Lopez Shooting Death By Deputy To Take More TimeSonoma 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.
Police Investigation Into Andy Lopez Shooting Sent To DAThe 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.
Sonoma Deputy Who Killed Andy Lopez Faces New Allegations In Amended SuitA 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.
Protests Set As Sonoma Deputy Who Fatally Shot Teen Returns To WorkThere 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.
New Rules For Toy Guns Sought After Santa Rosa Teen's DeathOne 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.
Community Sounds Off Over Shooting Of Teen At Sonoma Supervisors MeetingEmotions 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.
13-Year-Old Shooting Victim’s Family Files Federal Suit Against Sonoma Co., Deputy 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.
Family Of Sonoma Teen Killed By Deputy To File Civil Rights SuitThe 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.
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