LGBTQ â€˜Black Lives Matterâ€™ activists were watching Ed Buck, demanding justice.
It showed how the gay hookup site Adam4Adam allowed Buck to advertise openly in his profiles that he was soliciting men to â€œparty and play,â€ a phrase well known to mean using crystal meth during sex encounters.Some of the men who testified about using drugs in Buckâ€™s apartment broke down in tears on the witness stand.
Several testified that Buck injected meth into their arms without their consent when they were passed out.
For friends of the second man found dead in Ed Buckâ€™s apartment, a false narrative of his life deepens the pain.Los Angeles County coronerâ€™s officials initially ruled Mooreâ€™s death was accidental, and an initial review by sheriffâ€™s deputies found nothing suspicious
Sheriffâ€™s detectives did not launch a new investigation into Mooreâ€™s death for more than two weeks â€” after his mother, friends and activists questioned if the drugs were self-administeredEight months after Deanâ€™s death, Buck was arrested on SeptGet breaking news, investigations, analysis and more signature journalism from the Los Angeles Times in your inbox
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles TimesMichael Finnegan is a Los Angeles Times reporter covering federal courts and law enforcementHailey Branson-Potts is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times who joined the newspaper in 2011
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