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Special Coverage: The Andy Lopez Shooting

Andy Lopez mural goes up in Roseland

Three miles from where 13-year-old Andy Lopez was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy nearly a year ago, a mural of the boy went up Friday.

PD Editorial: Toys, replicas shouldn't look like real guns

No one has a constitutional right to purchase toy guns that look exactly like real AK-47s and other automatic weapons.

Peaceful Andy Lopez protests a contrast to Ferguson unrest

Despite some similarities, the aftermath of tragic shootings of teens by law enforcement has played out differently on the streets of Ferguson and Santa Rosa.

Appointees on Sonoma County law enforcement task force to be paid

Sonoma County plans to pay the 21 members of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force $100 each for every meeting of the group they attend.

Close to Home: Deputy's return felt like 'slap in face'

On Monday night, members of the public packed the meeting of the Community Healing Subcommittee of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force.

Zane blasts sheriff over decision on Lopez shooter

Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane is calling out Sheriff Steve Freitas for the way he handled the decision to return to patrol the deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez last year.

Some schools distributing firearms-safety fact sheet

In wake of Lopez shooting, Board of Education creates one-page sheet that gives parents and guardians tips for storing weapons, talking to their kids about guns, and supervising their use of imitation firearms.

Lopez protesters rally against decision to put deputy back on patrol

About 40 protesters assembled shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday on the steps of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in Santa Rosa.

Deputy in Lopez shooting returning to patrol

Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus will return to patrolling the streets next week.

Sonoma County D.A.: No criminal charges for sheriff's deputy in Andy Lopez shooting

Eight months after the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a sheriff's deputy, the D.A's Office announced Monday that no criminal charges will be filed against the man who killed him.

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