Category Archives: PACH

Organization Dissolved

We volunteers here at PACH regretfully announce that this organization has now been dissolved and that we are therefore no longer taking calls or emails. However, this website is still up and people are very welcome to consult the references … Continue reading

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PACH organization dissolved

The volunteers for the Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline regret to announce that this organization is dissolved and we can no longer be reached for assistance. We have served the community of Santa Rosa since 2008 and hope that we … Continue reading

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Gabbi Lemos, mother found guilty of interfering

Gabbi Lemos shown at her graduation from Petaluma High School in 2015 (left) and two  days after being arrested a few days later (right). PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | August 31, 2016, 4:23PM A Petaluma woman and her mother … Continue reading

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Sonoma County Sheriff Promotes Deputy Who Shot Andy Lopez

KQED NEWS  NEWS FIX    By Farida Jhabvala Romero AUGUST 4, 2016  The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has promoted the deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez just outside Santa Rosa to sergeant with an accompanying pay increase, KQED has learned. The … Continue reading

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Sonoma County DA eases disputed body cam policy

Sonoma County DA eases disputed body cam policy PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | July 28, 2016, 7:09PM Sonoma County’s top prosecutor has eased a controversial policy limiting public access to police body camera recordings following an outcry from defense … Continue reading

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Sonoma County D.A. clamps down on bodycam video access

  Sonoma County District Attorney clamps down on body cam footage, riling defense lawyers PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | July 13, 2016, 6:49PM Defense attorneys and First Amendment activists are assailing a move by Sonoma County prosecutors to prevent … Continue reading

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Four join lawsuit claiming beatings at Sonoma County jail

PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 5, 2016, 8:03PM Four more men have joined a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming they were beaten last year while inmates of the Sonoma County jail. Their addition brings to six the number … Continue reading

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Former Santa Rosa Jail inmates file lawsuit against sheriff over beating

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Judge presses Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office on charging teen who sued

PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 4, 2016, 6:27PM A judge continued to push for answers Monday in the case of a Petaluma teen who was charged with resisting arrest the day after she filed a police brutality lawsuit. … Continue reading

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Legal action against battered Petaluma teen called retaliatory

Decision to charge Gabbi Lemos with resisting arrest called retaliatory PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | March 16, 2016, 5:03PM A Petaluma woman who was charged with resisting arrest one day after she filed a police brutality lawsuit is accusing … Continue reading

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