Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash two years ago. For negligence, the pilot was charged criminally. Another court struggle involving Kobe and his daughter has recently begun. Vanessa Bryant goes to court for trial over photos of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant’s remains.
When it comes to horrific death scenes, Los Angeles cops have a dark tradition, of storing “ghoul books” with images of renowned people who died violently.
TMZ reported that Vanessa Bryant has sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, among others, after learning that 8 deputies took personal smartphone images of Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s remains and then distributed them around to coworkers, relatives, friends, and even strangers.
Deputy Doug Johnson testified that he did not regret taking images of the remains, stating that he was told to do so by a higher-up, despite the fact that the higher-up acknowledged he did not provide such an order. Johnson claimed to have taken 25 photos, but another cop claimed to have taken 100.
Deputy Doug Johnson testified he did not regret taking photos of the remains, claiming he was ordered to do so by a higher-up, even though that higher-up had said he gave no such order.
The deputy acknowledged to photographing Kobe’s remains, but claimed that he had no idea it was the famous basketball player at the time. He also photographed a body in a ravine near the crash site, likely that of Gianna, a black child with long hair.
Johnson maintained his tale, claiming that he would not have done anything differently. Vanessa, who is suing for emotional anguish among other things, sobbed at points during her testimony. Johnson stated that an internal affairs inquiry was conducted following the crash and that he was not penalized.
The trial will begin soon, and hopefully, the decision will be announced without delay. Let us wait and see what the court decides on the issue. What are your thoughts on taking the photographs? Stay tuned to Thirsty for more information.
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