Sport Kobe Bryant: his wife Vanessa sues the Los Angeles Sheriff for helping to disseminate photos of the crash

00:15  09 may  2020
00:15  09 may  2020 Source:   non-stop-people.com

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Kobe Bryant : son épouse Vanessa poursuit le shérif de Los Angeles pour avoir contribué à la diffusion de photos du crash © Ruymen Jim / UPI / ABACA Kobe Bryant: his wife Vanessa sues the Los Angeles Sheriff for helping to broadcast of photos of crash Basketball player Kobe Bryant's wife is said to have started legal proceedings against the Los Angeles County Police Department. Following the helicopter crash that killed Vanessa Bryant’s husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna, police took photos of the victims without permission.

Vanessa Bryant wants to sue the Los Angeles County Police Department for damages for causing "emotional distress and mental anguish". A source revealed to American magazine People , that the wife of Kobe Bryant is said to have started legal proceedings against eight deputy sheriffs, whom she accuses of having taken and disseminated photographs of the crash of the helicopter who took her husband, her daughter and seven other people on January 26, 2020. The photos, particularly shocking, would show the victims of the accident and would have been shared with people who did not have their authorization . In the complaint to which People had access, it is written: "In reality, no less than eight deputy sheriffs were on the scene, taking photos with their mobile phones of dead children, parents and trainers, while "There was no interest in the investigation. More specifically, the assistants took photos for their personal use." Vanessa Bryant became aware of these photos on February 28 via various media who had access to them. This leak is the source of a law in the process of being passed by the state, called "Emergency services: violation of privacy" which would make the act of taking photos at the scene of a prisonable accident.

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A spokesperson for the Bryant family justified the filing of the complaint as follows: "The purpose of this procedure is only to uphold responsibility, protect victims and make sure that nobody has to endure this type of behavior in the future. (…) When a family suffers the loss of loved ones, they have the right to expect to be treated with dignity and respect. " The complaint also denounces the lack of punishment by the police department towards the persons responsible, who would have gotten out of it simply by ensuring that the photos were deleted, which would have given rise to their wide dissemination. It was the fear of one day falling on these photos that motivated Vanessa Bryant's legal action. For lawyers for Vanessa Bryant, who claim to know people who have seen them online, there is no guarantee that the number of copies of these photos has not really been counted.

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