Kobe Bryant dead: eight agents blamed for photos of the crash scene
LOS ANGELES – Eight officers from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department face punishment for taking photos of the fatal helicopter crash scene in Kobe Bryant and eight others, authorities said on Tuesday. press point.
“My number one priority was to make sure these photos no longer exist,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Monday.
“We identified the officers involved, they came to the station on their own, they admitted that they had taken these photos and claimed to have deleted them,” he said.
Villanueva also said he was “shocked” and “felt betrayed” to learn that some of his assistants had done so.
Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash on January 26 on Calabasas Hill west of Los Angeles.
The only people who were allowed to take photos of the scene were investigators from the Transportation Security Agency (NTSB) and the coroner’s office (medical examiner).
Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, said on Monday that she was “totally devastated” when she learned of information, revealed by the LA Times , that agents had taken photos and shared them.