Sonoma Sheriff Deputies Face Criticism from Deadly Shooting in Geyserville

Video screenshot of Deputy involved shooting in Geyserville (Sonoma County Sheriff)

Two Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies are facing criticism following the release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting on July 29th. One of the two deputies shot and killed David Pelaez-Chavez, ending a 45-minute foot chase through rural and hilly Geyserville. Family members say you can hear Pelaez-Chavez yelling “you are going to kill me” to the deputies in Spanish. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office also says the video shows the man bending down to pick up a rock. But, his brother tells the Press Democrat he was just doubling over from being so tired from running away from the police.