(Los Angeles Times) A Los Angeles "gay" rights organization has protested the decision by Manhattan Beach police to release — and many local media to publish — the names and photos of 18 men arrested in an undercover sex sting at a public restroom.
Leaders of the Los Angeles "Gay" & Lesbian Center contended that last week's release of the mug shots, names and birth dates of the men could lead to public humiliation and more severe consequences.
The social service agency said one of the arrestees had reported to them that a fellow suspect attempted suicide after the results of the sting were made public. A center official said Monday that he had no additional details about the suicide report.
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