Newly-released videos show confrontation between Sonoma Co. Sheriff's deputies and teen

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has released body camera videos showing a heated confrontation between deputies and a Petaluma teenager.

The Sheriff's Office posted 9 videos and 5 audiorecordings on youtube.

Below is a link to the recordings.



The family of 18-year-old Gabbi Lemos, is suing the Sheriff's Office on claims of police brutality.

Last June, a deputy was investigating what he thought may have been a possible domestic disturbance.

The plaintiffs say he acted improperly, by starting the confrontation through opening a door to the family's truck, without reasonable suspicion.

But the Sheriff's Office says the videos show that the deputies who responded, acted with restraint and tried to de-escalate the situation.

The family says 18-year-old Gabbi Lemos, was badly beaten and suffered two black eyes.