Prosecutors are reviewing whether to file charges in the fatal
overdose of a 26-year-old man who died last summer in the West
Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck.
Gemmel Moore’s July 2017 death was ruled an accident, and an
initial review by sheriff’s deputies found nothing suspicious.
But the following month, Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide
detectives launched a new investigation after Moore’s mother and
friends questioned whether the drugs that killed him were self-
Sheriff’s investigators presented their case to prosecutors on
July 10, said Greg Risling, a spokesman for the Los Angeles
County district attorney’s office.
“It remains under review,” Risling said in an email, without
elaborating on whether investigators had recommended criminal
charges and, if so, against whom.