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Police Officer Who Resigned After Mocking Suicide of Gay Teen is Rehired 2 Months Later

Nigel Shelby An Alabama police officer who stepped down after mocking the suicide of gay teen Nigel Shelby has been rehired. Shelby, a 15-year-old high school student in Huntsville, Alabama, took his own life in April after suffering homophobic bullying. WAFF reports: ‘ Graves was embroiled in controversy in May when he posted anti-LGBTQ comments in a Facebook post about the suicide of Nigel Shelby. … Graves later resigned amid an investigation. Owens Cross Roads Police Chief Jason Dobbins said he hired Graves because “everyone deserves a second chance.” Dobbins...
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Mother of Gay Alabama Teen Who Took His Own Life Speaks Out in Heartbreaking Interview: WATCH

In a heartbreaking interview, the mother of Nigel Shelby, the 15-year-old Alabama teen who took his life last week after being bullied for being gay, says she wants people to know more about him than that: “He was sunshine. He was such a good spirit to have around. It breaks my heart because I feel like he had so much more love to give.” EARLIER: Nigel Shelby, a Gay Alabama Teen, Took His Own Life After Suffering Homophobic Bullying “Coming out at such a young age. It can be hard,”...
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