Kobe Bryant – California Gov Signs New Bill Amid Late Athlete’s Crash Site Photo Scandal & Vanessa Bryant’s Lawsuit
Vanessa Bryant recently filed a lawsuit against the L.A. County Sheriff Department, for allegedly sharing photos of the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven other victims on Jan. 26th.
Her lawsuit is already creating change in California, as Gov. Gavin Newsom has just signed a new bill that makes it illegal for unauthorized photos of deceased people to be taken at a crime scene by first responders.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says that a policy is already in place restricting deputies from taking and sharing crime scene photos, the policy apparently does not apply to an accident scene.
Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer said:
“This lawsuit is about accountability and about preventing this disgraceful behavior from happening to other families in the future who have suffered loss.”
“The department formally refused Mrs. Bryant’s requests for information saying it was ‘unable to assist’ with any inquiry and had no legal obligation to do so. It’s now for a court to tell the department what its obligations are.”
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