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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
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