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Stories about Andy Lopez

PD Editorial: Everyone is safer if toys look like toys

Study found hundreds of incidents in which imitation firearms mistaken for real guns.

Lopez protesters confront police on Hwy. 101, Santa Rosa streets (w/video)

Saturday's protest related to the shooting death of Andy Lopez took a tense turn.

Grand jurors say they're not equipped to investigate officer-involved shootings

The Sonoma County Grand Jury declined to review officer-involved shootings this year, saying they're not equipped for such tasks.

Close to Home: Lopez and behavior of the law

It is not always easy for civic authorities to grasp their own tilts.

Raw emotions at task force meeting on Lopez shooting

The Thursday forum, billed as a 'listening session,' drew about 
100 people.

Extra Letters: On Lopez case

Readers weigh in on the Andy Lopez decision.

Letters of the Day: On the Lopez decision

Readers weigh in on District Attorney Jill Ravitch, Andy Lopez and law enforcement.

A county divided: Wide range of reactions to Lopez decision (w/video)

Many spoke cautiously about what recently has been one of the most controversial topics in Sonoma County, but others delivered fiercer opinions.

Small but vocal crowd protests Lopez decision (w/video)

Dozens of people outraged over D.A. Jill Ravitch's decision not to pursue criminal charges against the deputy who fatally shot Andy Lopez descended on her office Tuesday.

Experts: Many factors in an officer's decision to shoot

The law requires it be based on vantage point, experience and evidence.

PD Editorial: Lopez case doesn't end with the D.A.

The frustration is understandable. So is the desire to protest.

VIDEO: Lopez shooting report includes images just after deputy fired

Cellphone video shows immediate aftermath of Lopez shooting scene

Demonstrators denounce Lopez decision (w/video)

The decision not to file criminal charges against the deputy who killed Andy Lopez has fueled anger, frustration.

Sonoma County D.A.: Lopez shooting was 'not a criminal act' (w/video)

Jill Ravitch says the sheriff's deputy cleared in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez feared for his own life. Our coverage includes videos, live photos, the full report and your comments.

Smith: The very last thing that we need now

'We've got to know that there are people who are genuinely incensed.'

Activists implore feds on deadly force (w/video)

Activists and attorneys called for the Department of Justice on Tuesday to intervene in what they described as an 'epidemic' of deadly force used by county law enforcement agencies.

Video urges orderly reaction to D.A.'s decision in Andy Lopez case (w/video)

Community leaders are using social media to encourage peaceful demonstrations.

Protesters mark Andy Lopez's birthday

Several dozen people celebrated what would have been Andy Lopez's 14th birthday Saturday with a march to downtown Santa Rosa and rally in memory of the slain teen.

Sheriff's Office ID's deputy who witnessed Lopez shooting

The department withheld the deputy's name for more than seven months, citing his role as a witness as well as threats.

Inside Opinion: So what became of the Lopez investigation?

Six months ago, it appeared that the Andy Lopez shooting investigation would be a seminal issue in this year's race for Sonoma County district attorney.

Lopez task force to host west county meeting

Residents have the chance to sit down with sheriff's office, police this week.

Ravitch says Lopez case still under review

D.A. Jill Ravitch says her office is still considering the Andy Lopez shooting.

Federal judge: Part of Lopez family lawsuit may proceed

Information about the deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez will continue to be kept from the family.

Sheriff's Office, activists prep for D.A. decision in Lopez case

Protesters plan rallies regardless of investigation's outcome, while sheriff's officials are preparing for potential unrest.

Supervisors give Lopez task force more time to complete work

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to extend the deadline for a task force created in the wake of the Andy Lopez shooting to deliver its recommendations.

Lopez case key to D.A. race

The Lopez shooting has emerged as a key campaign topic and source of disagreement between the opponents.

Charges dropped against Lopez protester

Prosecutors said Friday they will drop criminal charges against a Santa Rosa man arrested during a 2013 protest.

Lopez family attorney: 'Decision's been made' on deputy in shooting

The attorney for the parents of Andy Lopez said Sunday he believes the D.A. has decided not to prosecute the deputy who killed Lopez and politics are delaying an announcement on the shooting.

Letter of the Day: Lopez investigation

Jill Ravitch will arrive at a just decision in the Andy Lopez case.

Toy gun buy-back program unlikely

Proposal for toy gun buy-back program in Sonoma County appears to be scuttled.

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