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Stories about Andy Lopez

Ravitch, Shanahan spar at D.A. seat forum

The D.A. and her challenger shared a spirited but civil debate about leadership and accountability as protesters called on Ravitch to prosecute the sheriff's deputy who fatally shot Andy Lopez.

Lopez activists to get 'free speech' table at Santa Rosa Plaza

Activists are scheduled to set up a table to distribute political literature, buttons and T-shirts.

Security chief says SR mall made guards 'scapegoats' in Lopez dispute

The head of security at Santa Rosa Plaza is publicly denouncing his employers for suspending him after a Presidents Day controversy.

PD Editorial: Seeking ways to avoid deadly confrontations

The public has questions and concerns about policies governing the lethal use of force.

Mall officials 'regret' guards' treatment of Lopez activists

Santa Rosa Plaza officials say security guards erred in ordering a group to remove protest shirts.

Judge delays Lopez shooting lawsuit

The family of 13-year-old Andy Lopez will have to wait to move forward with a civil lawsuit against Sonoma County and the deputy who shot and killed their son in 2013, a judge ruled Wednesday.

100+ take to Santa Rosa streets over Lopez shooting (w/video)

About 150 people marched through Santa Rosa and rallied in front of the Police Department Monday protesting the 2013 fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

Close to Home: A need for accountability, process and patience with Andy Lopez case

I ask for your patience as we seek a just decision.

Group seeks state probe of Lopez shooting

A group protesting the boy's fatal shooting is urging the state attorney general to intervene, saying it has become too politicized and the public has lost faith that it will be handled fairly.

PD Editorial: Getting Lopez shooting inquiry right

Santa Rosa and Petaluma police delivered the report on the fatal shooting of Andy Lopez.

Close to Home: Go beyond blame in Lopez case

This is something that we have to work to solve as a community, as a society.

D.A., rival spar over pace of Lopez review

Jill Ravitch defends her record and says the inquiry should not be politicized.

Prosecutors: Police shooting reviews take average of six months

Faced with a politically-charged ruling on an officer-involved shooting that killed a Santa Rosa 13-year-old, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch released statistics Thursday showing the...

D.A.'s decision on charges in Lopez killing could be months away

The District Attorney's Office will review the report on the Oct. 22 shooting death of the 13-year-old.

Fake-weapon charge against Lopez protester dropped

Prosecutors withdrew a misdemeanor charge against Jose Godoy, requesting more time to investigate a second incident.

Lopez protester arrested in theft probe

A Santa Rosa man who has complained of law enforcement harassment for his role in a series of protests over the October shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez was arrested last week in connection...

Bill on toy guns clears state Senate

The state Senate Tuesday OK'd a bill that would prohibit imitation firearms.

Several dozen marchers mark 3 months since Lopez shooting

The crowd included mothers and their children, teens who knew Andy and others.

Andy Lopez protesters address Santa Rosa council

Irate speakers criticized the city's response to the tragedy and referenced recent protester detainments.

County supervisors back efforts to build park where Andy Lopez died

County to proceed with efforts to build park in Moorland Avenue neighborhood.

State committee in favor of colored BB guns

A bill requiring bright colors on BB guns and similar weapons received a 4-1 vote by the Senate's Public Safety Committee.

Activists involved in Lopez protests claim they're intimidated, harassed

Activists involved in ongoing protests over last year's shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez say they've become the targets of police intimidation and harassment.

Santa Rosa council to accept comments on Andy Lopez's death, city response

Three months after 13-year-old Andy Lopez was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy just outside city limits, the Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday will for the first time allow community members to...

Report outlines cost estimates for Lopez memorial park

The estimated cost of building a park where 13-year-old Andy Lopez died last October could be between $2 million and $3 million, according to Sonoma County officials.

Police say Andy Lopez shooting investigation 'nearing the end'

Detectives are 'nearing the end' of investigation, though an exact date isn't known.

Protesters demand action for Andy Lopez killing

Hundreds of activists jam board of supervisors meeting room to demand prosecution of Deputy Gelhaus.

New allegations against Gelhaus added to Lopez lawsuit

In a 20-page filed document, Rodrigo and Sujey Lopez allege that Deputy Gelhaus had a history of excessive force.

Law enforcement: Andy Lopez marches have cost $225,000

Overtime for deputies and police officers mount in wake of Andy Lopez shooting.

Legislator offers to pay for rebuilding of Lopez memorial

Assemblyman Marc Levine pledges campaign funds to pay for replacement of the fire-damaged memorial.

Burned Andy Lopez memorial rebuilt 'bigger, better, stronger'

Altar at southwest Santa Rosa lot where 13-year-old boy died rebuilt after fire.

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