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LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

LGBT Groups Raise Their Voices Over Non-Indictment in Eric Garner Case

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a December 4 statement, more than a dozen major groups from New York’s LGBT advocacy community came together to voice their “outrage over the lack of indictment in the Eric Garner case.” A day before, a Staten Island grand jury declined to issue an indictment in a wide array of potential […]

Essex County Settles With Family of Man Killed in Newark Sex Sting

Essex County Settles With Family of Man Killed in Newark Sex Sting

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The family of a Georgia man who was shot and killed by an Essex County deputy sheriff during a 2010 sex sting in a Newark park settled their civil rights lawsuit against the county and the sheriff’s office for $1.5 million. “The amount telegraphs that the Essex County sheriff’s department did something […]

Officer Says Cruiser Extraordinarily Aggressive in 2010 Newark Park Killing

Officer Says Cruiser Extraordinarily Aggressive in 2010 Newark Park Killing

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The Essex County sheriff’s officer who shot and killed an unarmed DeFarra Gaymon during a 2010 public sex sting in a Newark park described the 48-year-old Gaymon as aggressive and repeatedly threatening him in a statement that was written three days after the July 16 shooting. “Gaymon walked within on [sic] of […]

Man Killed in Newark Sex Sting Helpless When Officer Shot, Lawsuit Says

Man Killed in Newark Sex Sting Helpless When Officer Shot, Lawsuit Says

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | New documents filed in a lawsuit suggest that a sheriff’s deputy may have had DeFarra Gaymon under control just before he shot and killed the unarmed man during a 2010 public sex sting in a Newark park. “Officer Esposito chased decedent Gaymon to a pond located within the park,” wrote Christopher W. […]