Friday, February 21, 2014

Community Members March to SRPD, Demand Release of Andy Lopez Investigation Findings

On February 17, community members in Santa Rosa marched downtown then made their way to the police department to demand the release of the Andy Lopez investigation findings.

In an event announcement for the march, community members say they want District Attorney Jill Ravitch, and the Santa Rosa Police Department to:

1. Provide the People with a copy of an unaltered, SRPD Report
2. Indict Erick Gelhaus with the crime of murder
3. I.D. the "unnamed deputy" who was in the patrol car when Erick Gelhaus murdered Andy Lopez
4. Disqualify the Sonoma County D.A.'s office

It has been four months since Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez, and the public has yet to receive any major information from the authorities about the circumstances. Gelhaus shot Andy on October 22, stating later that day he thought the boy was carrying a rifle. The "rifle" turned out to be a toy replica.

Andy's family marching together

Keith McHenry, one of the co-founders of Food Not Bombs

Some of the youth marched with toy guns

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