Category Archives: Deadly Force

Indybay Refuses to Bow to Demand to Remove Vallejo Copwatch Post

From : http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/11/18/18725950.php Attorney David E. Mastagni of the Sacramento law firm Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller & Johnsen has demanded that the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) remove a post by Vallejo Copwatch. It is unclear on … Continue reading

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Honor for veteran Sebastopol officer

From : http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120309/ARTICLES/203091021/0/FRONTPAGE     Two weeks before his Thanksgiving Day encounter with an armed and angry man in an apartment building stairwell, Sebastopol Police Officer Dennis Colthurst thought he might get through his career without ever having to fire … Continue reading

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Sonoma County DA Finds Three Time Shooter Two Time Killer Justified In Latest Killing

from: http://www.sonoma-county.org/da/press_releases/2010/press_20101209.htm Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 9, 2010 Contact person(s): Media Coordinator, Terry Menshek (707) 565-3098 Media Spokesperson, Assistant District Attorney Diana Gomez Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California PATROL SERGEANT LEGALLY JUSTIFIED IN SHOOTING DEATH AT END … Continue reading

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Police Killings

THE SILENCE MUST END! The veil of secrecy must be lifted. We demand timely, full disclosure of information in all police killings. These are the names of those who died at the hands of Sonoma County law enforcement, since a … Continue reading

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Police Lies Emerge in Latest Killing

originally published at: http://www.pressdemocrat.com Santa Rosa man died in law enforcement fusillade By JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:13 a.m. Blue police paint scrawled on the pavement of Hargrave Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa … Continue reading

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Sheriff and CHP Shoot and Kill

originally published at: http://www.pressdemocrat.com Suspect dies after Santa Rosa-area shooting by sheriff’s deputies, CHP officer By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 9:58 a.m. Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies and a California Highway Patrol officer were … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa parents sue Taser maker over son’s death

originally published at: www.pressdemocrat.com Santa Rosa parents sue Taser maker over son’s death By PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Friday, September 3, 2010 at 1:05 p.m. The parents of a mentally ill Sonoma County man who died after a … Continue reading

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Fuston Has Killed Before

originally published at www.pressdemocrat.com Death was Sonoma County deputy’s second shooting case By JEREMY HAY THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 6:22 p.m. Officials on Friday released the name of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy who shot … Continue reading

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Leday Family Demands Answers

originally published at www.pressdemocrat.com Family of man killed by deputy wants more answers By JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Friday, June 25, 2010 at 6:40 p.m. Officials with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office are still withholding the name of … Continue reading

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ACLU Demands Killer’s Name

originally published at www.pressdemocrat.com ACLU seeks name of deputy who fatally shot suspect June 1 By RANDI ROSSMANN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 12:52 p.m. The refusal by Sonoma County sheriff’s officials to release the name … Continue reading

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