Kobe Bryant — 8 Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies Reportedly Shared Photos From Helicopter Crash Scene
Shocking new details are being unveiled in the investigation of NBA star Kobe Bryant‘s fatal helicopter crash. As stated on February 28th, an investigation into the accident that killed Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and seven others was already underway – revealing that graphic photos from the scene of the accident had been shared. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the LA Times:
“…the matter is being looked into.”
In more recent reports from CBS News, suspects of the unauthorized photo-sharing had been identified: eight sheriff deputies on duty. Sheriff Alex Villanueva gave this shocking update:
“When I first got word of this information, I just felt devastated. These families of the victims have suffered enough already.”
“To have any action of our deputies compile their suffering, that breaks my heart. It’s a sense of betrayal because these are my own employees.”
As a result of the investigation, the sheriff’s department reportedly plans to extend its policy on taking and sharing photos from accident sites.
Patti Giggans, chair of the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, gave this statement on Friday, according to L.A. Times: (2/28/20)
“[The alleged behavior is] completely unprofessional [and] very regrettable…Hopefully we’ll hear more, what was going on and how they found out. At this point, we have to trust that the sheriff is going to get to the bottom of it.”
Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant has sued the helicopter company involved in the crash.
Continued prayers for everyone impacted by the tragedy!
Written by Miata Shanay