CU of Atlanta CEO Shooting Death Case Heads to Grand Jury
Eight months after the president/CEO of Credit Union of Atlanta was fatally shot by an undercover sheriff’s detective in New Jersey, the case is scheduled to go before a grand jury by May.
Chief Anthony Ambrose with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office told Credit Union Times “the investigation is almost complete. The case [involving CU of Atlanta CEO DeFarra “Dean” Gaymon] will go before the grand jury within the next 60 to 90 days.”
Ambrose said because the investigation is still active, he could not release any details including if any witnesses had come forward. He did confirm that the undercover sheriff’s detective who allegedly shot Gaymon is still working with the Essex County Sheriff's Department but he was not sure in what capacity.
No one was immediately available at the sheriff’s department to confirm if Edward Esposito, the officer named as the shooter by several media outlets, was still working as an undercover sheriff’s detective. Credit Union Times reported last October that Esposito had been reassigned to the Office of Emergency Management until after the case was presented to the grand jury.
Gaymon was shot and killed July 16, 2010 at a Newark, N.J. park during an alleged sting operation. He was in town to attend a high school reunion.