Sonoma County mom, daughter jailed for racially charged run in with police

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Sonoma County mother and daughter were sentenced to 30 days in jail after their conviction for failing to cooperate with a black officer, in part because of his race.

On Tuesday, 48-year-old Michelle Lemos and 19-year-old Gabbi Lemos taken to jail Monday after an emotional hearing in which sheriff’s deputy Marcus Holton demanded they each be sentenced to a year in jail.

The veteran Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department deputy was responding to a domestic disturbance report at the Lemos’ home in 2015 when he encountered a chaotic scene of an alcohol-fueled high school graduation party. Holton’s body-worn camera captured the finger-wagging women shouting at the deputy. They were also recorded using racial slurs during a later phone call.

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