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The story of Dean Gaymon, CEO of Credit Union of Atlanta, was a tragic one that has captured the attention of the credit union industry. Gaymon was shot and killed by a police officer while in New Jersey for a high school reunion. The circumstances of the event remain murky, and now, aside from forensics, only one side of what happened has been told.

Comments from the industry, friends and family have come through our website begging justice be served on both sides of the argument. The result of a press conference by prosecutors brought more questions than answers: Was Gaymon doing anything in the park to rightfully draw the police officer’s attention? Was the relatively seasoned officer quick to draw and use his weapon with deadly force? Is the seemingly improbable account from the prosecutor’s office of the officer’s statement due to confusion in a high-stress scenario or a cover-up for bigotry or a terrible mistake or something else?

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