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2014 California Gubernatorial Candidate Demands Indictment of Santa Rosa Deputy
2014 California gubernatorial candidate, Cindy Sheehan, joins the demand for 48-year-old Deputy Sheriff, Erick Gelhaus, to be immediately terminated, arrested, and swiftly indicted for the murder of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
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On October 22, 2013, Andy Lopez was gunned-down by Gelhaus who fired eight shots after stopping the boy who was carrying an “airsoft” replica rifle. Lopez was shot seven times and died at the scene. Candidate Sheehan feels the so-called, Law Enforcement Bill of Rights, has allowed crime and corruption to continue while affording special privileges and protections that ordinary citizens do not have. She – and others, believe this special treatment has created an atmosphere of pervasive brutality without accountability and Sheehan favors the implementation of citizen review boards for oversight purposes of local Police forces as well as psychological testing during the law enforcement employment application process, especially when the applicant is a returning combat veteran as was Deputy Sheriff Gelhaus.
Jailhouse 4 Gelhaus, Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Standing in solidarity with the Santa Rosa community, Sheehan will be marching to the District Attorney, Jill Ravitch's office on Tuesday, November 5th. The march is scheduled to begin downtown at approximately 1:30 pm at the Old Court House Square at 300-304 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa Ca, 95401; and will ultimately end at the District Attorney's Office, located at 600 Administration Drive, Room 212 J Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Will Jerry Brown also stand with the people to eradicate police brutality demand offenders like Dep. Sheriff Erick Gelhaus are held accountable and punished to the full extent of the law they swore to uphold? No. Only Cindy Sheehan stands with the Lopez family, the residents of Santa Rosa and the people of California.
SIGNIFICANCE OF Nov. 5: On November 5, 2010, Johannes Mehserle was sentenced for the murder of Oscar Grant.
Visit Cindy Sheehan for Governor http://www.cindy2014.org for more information on this candidate.