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Stories about Andy Lopez

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.

Fire at Andy Lopez memorial site ruled accident

Fire of unknown origin called 'incredibly hurtful for the community, the neighborhood.'

Dozens of youths march to protest Andy Lopez death, deliver letter

Organized by young people calling themselves Andy's Youth, protesters hoped to show demonstrations don't need to provoke confrontations with law enforcement.

Another Lopez protester faces charges

A Santa Rosa man (shown) was the second person in two days to be charged Tuesday for conduct during recent protests over the October death of Andy Lopez. The accused calls the charges 'ridiculous.'

Felony charge brought against Lopez protester

Prosecutors brought criminal charges Monday against a Santa Rosa man (shown) who was arrested this month during a protest of the killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

2 arrested as Lopez protest halts meetings

Two people were arrested during demonstrations largely fueled by a deputy's return to work nearly seven weeks after 13-year-old Andy Lopez was shot and killed.

Deputy in Lopez shooting to return to duty

Erick Gelhaus will return to duty next week in a desk role.

Talks begin for creation of park in honor of Andy Lopez

Owner is willing to sell the one-acre lot where 13-year-old Lopez was shot to death by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy.

Santa Rosa leaders diverge over hostile workplace inquiry

Santa Rosa mayor defended a harassment probe Tuesday while councilman decries the 'culture of secrecy.'

Supervisors support memorial park for Lopez, lapel cameras for deputies

Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday sought to map out their response to the Andy Lopez shooting with a robust plan of action.

Smith: What youth are hearing at Andy Lopez protests

For the accusation of murder to be true would be beyond extraordinary.

Push for park in memory of Andy Lopez grows

Momentum continues to grow for the construction of a memorial park in the Moorland Avenue neighborhood where 13-year-old Andy Lopez grew up and was shot dead.

Protester arrested, 12 cited at Lopez march

80 people, mostly made up of middle and high school students, rallied in the eighth march since the October death of Andy Lopez on Tuesday.

Protest marchers demand charges against deputy in Andy Lopez death

Protesters staged another crosstown march Friday, a month after Andy Lopez killed.

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