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Activists to protest handling of Andy Lopez shooting

FILE -- An undated photo of 13-year-old Andy Lopez and the replica assault rifle he was holding when he was shot and killed in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.

Activists plan to protest the handling of the Andy Lopez shooting during the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Rosa Tuesday afternoon.

The 13-year-old died after being shot by Deputy Erick Gelhaus last October.

Investigators say the teen was carrying a toy rifle designed to look like an AK-47.

The Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez accuses the district attorney of mishandling the case after deciding against any charges for Gelhaus and eventually returning him to duty.

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