Earlier in the week, it was reported another Black man was found dead in the home of Ed Buck in West Hollywood, California. Buck is a wealthy Democratic donor who has contributed to the campaigns of politicians like Hillary Clinton—and this is the second Black man in 18 months who died in his apartment. The identity of the second man has now been revealed.
Journalist reveals the victim is 55-year-old Timothy Dean who allegedly worked at Saks Fifth Avenue. See his photo below:
Dean’s roommate, Ottavio Taddei, told ABC 7, “I don’t really know what to tell you. He was a wonderful person. He’s always been super nice to me.” Taddei added, “I lived with him and he never did drugs. I’ve never seen him on drugs — ever.”
Yesterday, Black Lives Matters protest in Los Angeles were held outside of District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s office — who is a Black women. She never filed charges against Buck, even after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore died in his home in July 2017.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Moore wrote in a journal a few months before he died that he was using drugs and “Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of chrystal [sic] meth.”
On July 4, 23 days before Moore died, an escort reported Buck to authorities for drugging Black men, but nothing was done. After Moore died, Buck’s apartment was searched. Law enforcement allegedly “found the following items in Buck’s two-bedroom apartment: 24 syringes with brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag with a ‘piece of crystal-like substance.'”
Nonetheless, Buck was never charged. According to The Advocate, Buck has a “fetish for shooting drugs into black men he picks up off the street or on hookup site.” The L.A. County Coroner’s office said Moore’s death was due to an overdose of methamphetamine.
Let’s hope there is justice for Timothy Dean.