Judge Rules on County’s Summary Judgment Motion in Lopez Case

Judge Phyllis Hamilton has ruled on the motion for summary judgment to dismiss the lawsuit of the family of Andy Lopez against the County of Sonoma and Deputy Erick Gelhaus.

Judge Hamilton ruled that the lawsuit against the County is dismissed but that the Lopez family can proceed against deputy Gelhaus.

She wrote in her decision, “Defendants have not established that Andy actually threatened the officers with the rifle that he was holding.”

Therefore the lawsuit will proceed to trial against deputy Gelhaus.

You can read Judge Hamilton’s decision at the following link:

Order on Motion for Summary Judgment

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