Prosecutors have declined to file charges against prominent
Democratic donor Ed Buck in connection with the fatal overdose
last summer of a 26-year-old man at Buck’s West Hollywood home,
citing insufficient evidence, according to court records.
In a document dated Thursday, the Los Angeles County district
attorney’s office said that the “admissible evidence is
insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt” that Buck gave
Gemmel Moore drugs or is responsible for the man’s July 2017
The document also cited an inadmissible search and seizure, but
did not provide details.
Seymour Amster, an attorney representing Buck, said Thursday
that the move was a “complete exoneration” for Buck. “Gemmel
Moore’s death was a tragedy. It’s now clear that Ed Buck had
nothing to do with it,” Amster said.