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Former Planned Parenthood Director Commits Suicide While Being Investigated In Child Porn Case

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A former Planned Parenthood director recently committed suicide as police investigated him in a child pornography case.

Tim Yergeau, 35, was found dead in his New Haven, Connecticut, apartment Tuesday, five days after police botched a raid that was supposed to target his apartment, but they breached the wrong door, The Middletown Press reported.

“The person who died was definitely the suspect in a child pornography investigation and the person who committed suicide,” New Haven Police Chief Karl Jacobson said Wednesday.

The search warrant allowed police to look at Yergeau’s electronic devices, but he was not arrested at the time of the police raid.

“It was an open investigation, so he knew he was going to be arrested,” Jacobson said, according to The New Haven Independent.

At the time of his death, Yergeau was working at the Long Wharf Theatre, but he previously held the position of director of strategic communications for the Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, The Blaze reported. The child pornography suspect had also worked for the New Haven Free Public Library Foundation.

Yergeau promoted leftist and LGBTQ causes on his social media. In one Instagram post, Yergeau showed a picture of Planned Parenthood buttons with rainbows on them. Another photo showed Yergeau sporting a shirt with the common pro-abortion talking point, “Bans Off Our Bodies,” printed on it.

In December 2018, Yergeau posted, “Excited to announce that today I start a new job on the marketing/communications team at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Excited to be working on issues I’m passionate about: healthcare access, reproductive and sexual health, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, and voting rights.”

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When police arrived to serve out a search warrant at Yergeau’s apartment, officers broke down his neighbor’s door and handcuffed a woman before they realized their mistake.

“I started running down the hallway, it was just like a movie. They had guns and flashlights on me,” Yergeau’s neighbor Stacey Wezenter said. “They put me against the wall and handcuffed me. I was crying and saying, ‘What’s happening?’”

Wezenter, whose 20-year-old and 4-year-old children were home when police raided her home, said she relives the moment every time she walks down her hallway.

“What if I had a gun permit? What if I came down the hallway with a gun? Would I have gotten shot? What if my 4-year-old had woken up? Would they have shot him?” Wezenter said Wednesday. “You just don’t do that to people.”

New Haven police apologized for breaching the woman’s apartment and said it had launched an investigation into how the mistake happened.

“Unfortunately, a mistake was made,” Chief Jacobson said. “We feel for the woman and we’re going to do everything we can to make it right.”

“The investigation is part of holding my department accountable and transparent,” he added.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free hotline for individuals in crisis or distress or for those looking to help someone else. It is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

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