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Friday, July 9th, 2020

The hearing for the 2 Marines charged in the June 12 attack on Kieran Daly has been delayed until Aug. 5th to allow the DA further time to complete the investigation, which will include the FBI's finding. At present there are no other updates available.


Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Gay Community Collaborative
Letter to the Editor, Savannah Morning News

Formed in 2007, in an effort to improve understanding and cooperation between law enforcement and the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgendered (LGBT) community as well as the community at-large, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and the Gay Community Collaborative (GCC) joined forces. The GCC would like to assure the citizenry of Savannah that the recent June 12, 2010 assault of a member of the LGBT community by two enlisted Marines is actively under investigation by local and Federal law enforcement. The GCC is stepping forward to make this statement so to calm any concerns of unfair/inequitable treatment of this case by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

The GCC would like to recognize the following points:

  • The police department has communicated with the collaborative in reference to the June 12th incident.
     

  • The police department charged the Marine officers with a misdemeanor as defined by statute and released them to military police as procedural.
     

  • The collaborative emphasizes that our communications with law enforcement will continue through conclusion and achievement of the final and appropriate charges and resolution of this case.

The collaborative states emphatically that it does not condone violence of any kind, including that of hate crimes. To that end, the collaborative has learned that the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is in communications with the Department of Justice to bring to Savannah a training related to the federal hate crimes legislation enacted in October 2009. Announcements of the training, which will be open to the public, will be published.

It is the vision of the GCC that the LGBT community has the support needed to bring awareness of issues and concerns to law enforcement, and that the community can expect timely unbiased resolution of those issues and concerns. The GCC is an adjunct service and does not take the place of law enforcement procedure. If you feel that you or someone you know has encountered unfair treatment by law enforcement, contact the Savannah Gay Community Collaborative by visiting www.sglcpc.org