Gelhaus Promotion Protest Gets Coverage From FOX News

Justice for #AndyLopez


SANTA ROSA, . (KTVU) – In the North Bay, a weekly farmers’ market offered some food for thought. Silent protesters wove their way through the Wednesday evening event in downtown Santa Rosa.

They were protesting the promotion of Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy Erick Gelhaus to the position of Sergeant.


n 2013, Gelhaus shot and killed thirteen year old Andy Lopez as Lopez walked in his neighborhood carrying a replica firearm that Gelhaus thought was real.

Sonoma County deputy’s promotion protested in Santa Rosa
“We’re just walking through silently, very peaceful with our signs,” protest organizer Enrique Yarce told KTVU, “because nothing has changed. It’s been three years now and he’s getting promoted? Nothing has changed.”

The Wednesday night market was a captive audience. It draws thousands of people, with a mix of live music, crafts, food vendors and produce stands.

But the lighthearted mood was jarred as…

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