Crime Watch Daily reports that the LAPD may FINALLY be launching a probe into the July 27th death of a 26-year-old man at a wealthy Democratic donor’s home in West Hollywood. Initially, the circumstances surrounding Gemmel Moore‘s meth overdose had been labelled accidental, although his mother, LaTisha Nixon, told The WeHo Times she suspected something more nefarious happened to her son at the hands of high-rolling Democratic donor Ed Buck.
LaTisha Nixon says she learned that her son, who was unemployed, had recently been doing sex work. She told the WeHo Times that her son’s friend was also engaged in similar activity—and that they had a client in common.
“He told me that Ed Buck was one of my son’s clients and that Ed Buck was one of his clients as well,” Nixon said. “[Buck] would have my son to go out to… Santa Monica Boulevard looking for young gay black guys so he could inject them with drugs, see their reaction and how [they] would react and take pictures of them.”
Nixon says a detective from the West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who called her following her son’s death said no drugs or paraphernalia were found at Buck’s home.
Nevertheless, Nixon is steadfast in her accusations about the activist’s alleged fetish for getting young African American men high.
“[He] would supply heroin, meth and other drugs to him to smoke or use with a needle,” Nixon alleges. “Buck would pleasure himself at the sight of my son using drugs…”
She asserted that Gemmel Moore’s friends told her, “the bigger the cloud of smoke,” the bigger the reward from Buck, who “would excitedly encourage [Gemmel] to increase his dosage by saying, ‘more, more, and I’ll give you $500 more.’”
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Via KTLA news:
The circumstances surrounding Gemmel Moore’s death have been called into question, and the man’s mother, Letisha Nixon, spoke at a West Hollywood City Council meeting Monday. Nixon said people have come forward with incriminating information about Ed Buck, the wealthy political donor whose home is where Moore was found dead on July 27.
At the council meeting, officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said they needed the cooperation of other alleged victims but acknowledged some have been reluctant — possibly due to their own involvement in illegal activity.
The Sheriff’s Department announced last week that homicide investigators were, in “an abundance of caution,” reviewing Moore’s death, which the department said had been determined to be the result of accidental overdose. An Aug. 15 sheriff’s news release stated “responding deputies revealed no suspicious circumstances of foul play.”
Nixon, however, requested the council put pressure on agencies to look into her son’s death. Nixon wants the council to ask the county District Attorney’s Office to offer immunity to other escorts if they come forward with information about Buck, according to Jasmyne Cannick, an activist and writer who has been promoting Nixon’s concerns about Buck.
“I just want you guys to please put pressure on whoever needs pressure, so that these people can get immunity and I can get justice for my son,” Nixon told the council.
One alleged victim, who remained anonymous, told KTLA last week that Buck has instructed escorts to ingest drugs so he can watch their reactions.
“He gets his thrills just based off you getting high,” he said. “He wants to see your reaction. He wants to see how can you take it — if you can handle it or not.”
For now, homicide investigators are still looking to hear from other alleged victims while Nixon continues to fight for a thorough investigation.
“I’m asking for justice for my son — regardless to the fact of whatever he did,” Nixon said during the meeting. “He still was my son. He still was a person.”