Protestors in Santa Rosa at a Demonstration for Minnesota's George Floyd. Photo: Mike DeWald
A pair of Santa Rosa Police officers have been disciplined for their response during last summer’s protests. Findings from the police department show that the use of force by Sgt. Michael Clark and Officer Noel Gaytan during protests on Mendocino Avenue last year were outside of department protocol. The protests against police brutality were between May 30th and June 1st of last year. Officials said yesterday that both officers were suspended for 20 hours without pay for firing projectiles that significantly injured people at the protest.