Category Archives: Santa Rosa PD

Reports of Abuse by Santa Rosa Police Department officers

SRPD Officer Stephen Bussell Inteferes with Citizen’s Right to Observe Police

On May 5, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m. as I stood at the corner of Sebastopol Road and Dutton Avenue (370 Sebastopol Road) I was informed that Jose Luis Godoy had just been pulled over in front of the Women’s … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard DeSantis

Statement by Adrianne DeSantis for October 30, 2013 Santa Rosa Rally Last weekend, I huddled on the couch with my granddaughter, thinking of the Lopez family and the unbearable depths of their anguish.  That anguish is where I reside, and … Continue reading

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Woman reports being surrounded by SRPD officers handcuffed, insulted and threatened

Leticia Velasquez reported to PACH that she was driving back from Rohnert Park to her home in Santa Rosa on Sunday, February 9, 2014, around 6:30 p.m. with her 13-year-old son who had been playing laser games. He took out … Continue reading

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Family of Santa Rosa man killed in 2007 police shooting settles lawsuit

The family of a mentally ill man shot to death by a Santa Rosa police sergeant in 2007 has settled its case against the city for just over $1 million. The settlement of the lawsuit brought by the family of … Continue reading

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Federal judge has granted a new civil trial for a Santa Rosa police sergeant who was found to be at fault in the shooting death of a mentally ill Santa Rosa man

A federal judge has granted a new civil trial for a Santa Rosa police sergeant who was found to be at fault in the shooting death of a mentally ill Santa Rosa man, police said Tuesday. Judge Jeffrey S. White … Continue reading

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Federal Jury finds Santa Rosa police sergeant violated civil rights in 2007 shooting of unarmed Santa Rosa man

A federal jury in San Francisco on Thursday found that Santa Rosa police sergeant Richard Celli violated the civil rights of an unarmed man when he shot him to death outside the man’s home in 2007. The eight-member jury concluded … Continue reading

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Occupy Activist Arrested After Observing Police Activity

Supporters vow to fight against abuses by SRPD   On Wednesday, June 6th, Occupy Santa Rosa activist Carl Patrick was arrested by SRPD for silently observing the arrest of another man for public intoxication. The incident occurred during the Wednesday … Continue reading

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Victim Alleges Police Brutality during arrest for Jay-Walking

Per the victim, Anonymous A1, alleges the incident occurred on Sept 29th, 2011: Anonymous victim alleges that: She violated the crosswalk mark at the intersection of Montgomery and Farmers Ln.  and was immediately stopped after she had crossed the street by a Santa Rosa … Continue reading

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Video-recorded encounter with police prompts a question: How much force is acceptable?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111207/ARTICLES/111209592/0/FRONTPAGE   The confrontation and video-recorded arrest of an Occidental artist by Santa Rosa police has sparked renewed debate about the use of force by police at a time of widespread public protest and civil disobedience. Enlarge | Tom Flournoy … Continue reading

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Artist claims Santa Rosa police used excessive force

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111201/MULTIMEDIA/111209932/1350?Title=Artist-claims-Santa-Rosa-police-used-excessive-force   A west county artist claims he was a victim of police brutality by Santa Rosa officers during an arrest caught on videotape after the Handcar Regatta in September. Thomas R. Flournoy, 50, says in court documents … Continue reading

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