Special Coverage: The Andy Lopez Shooting

Did Andy Lopez know risks of carrying airsoft gun in public?

Depositions shed light on conversations the Santa Rosa boy had with friends about the airsoft gun he was carrying when he was shot and killed by a deputy in 2013 .

Remembering Andy Lopez

Friends and family gathered in Santa Rosa on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, to remember Andy Lopez on the second anniversary of his death. The boy was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy in 2013.

Mural added to Lopez memorial site

A mural honoring Andy Lopez has been installed at the site where the 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy, just days ahead of the 2nd annivesary of the boy's death.

County could hire Sheriff’s Office watchdog by February

Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday grilled two veteran police auditors about what makes civilian oversight of law enforcement programs successful.

Santa Rosa rolling out body cameras for officers

After years of study, the city is set to begin rolling out body-mounted cameras on patrol officers by the end of the month, raising a number of questions.

Depositions fill in details in Lopez shooting

Recently released depositions of Erick Gelhaus and Michael Schemmel provide more detail than ever about the moments before Andy Lopez was killed in 2013.

Feds: No charges in Lopez death

The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that it won't file criminal charges against a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez in 2013, ending a federal civil rights probe into the shooting.

Supervisors back civilian oversight of law enforcement

Sonoma County supervisors took a big step Tuesday toward the establishment of an independent auditor's office charged with reviewing incidents involving sheriff's and probation department personnel.

Lopez task force unveils civilian review model

Some members of the public seek stronger language, more power for a proposed oversight body of Sonoma County law enforcement, unveiled at a meeting Monday night.

Tense meeting kicks off planning for Lopez memorial park

State and county officials were repeatedly interrupted at a Saturday meeting by activists who have been calling on the county to take some kind of action against the deputy who shot Lopez.

Boxer proposes tighter regulation of toy guns

The move by Sen. Barbara Boxer comes in the wake of California’s move to tighten rules on toy guns, a law spurred by the October 2012 shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

Lopez task force unveils proposals to engage, heal

A task force created by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is proposing a host of ideas to channel community unrest after 13-year-old Andy Lopez was killed. A closer look at their proposals.

Lopez mural moved to new location

A mural of Andy Lopez that was mounted last fall on the side of a vacant Roseland gas station now can be found on the side of the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County.

County acquires land for Lopez park

Acquisition of the property will allow the county to quickly begin the park development process, which will include substantial input from Moorland residents, officials said.

County could take over parcels for Lopez park within 2 weeks

The owner of two parcels totaling about 4.2 acres missed a deadline to pay back taxes, Sonoma County officials said Wednesday.

Lopez panel urges diversity in police hiring

Hiring more Latinos and women in law enforcement, training them better and providing additional options for using force are among the draft recommendations of a Sonoma County task force on local policing.

Lopez panel seeks Moorland deputies

The deputy pilot project was among the first recommendations Monday from a county-appointed task force studying law enforcement issues in wake of 2013 shooting death of Andy Lopez.

NAACP awards low grades to local agencies on race issues

The Sonoma County chapter of the NAACP released a withering report card on race this week that gauged community opinions on how local agencies address bias and racism.

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