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Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies To Wear Lapel Cameras

Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies To Wear Lapel Cameras

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Officials in a San Francisco Bay area county where a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 13-year-old boy have voted to add lapel cameras to deputies' uniforms and endorsed work on a memorial park for the slain teen.

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors supported the measures at its meeting on Tuesday. The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports that they were among a number of proposals approved by the supervisors at the meeting with the goal of restoring trust in the wake of Andy Lopez's shooting.

Lopez was shot and killed by Sonoma County sheriff's deputy Erick Gelhaus on Oct. 22 as the teen walked in his Santa Rosa neighborhood. Gelhaus told investigators he believed the BB gun Lopez was carrying was an assault rifle.

The shooting has led to numerous protests.

 

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