//Kobe Bryants widow devastated by report deputies shared images

Kobe Bryants widow devastated by report deputies shared images

LOS ANGELES — The widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant is “completely devastated” by allegations that deputies shared graphic images of the helicopter crash scene the place Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter and 7 others had been killed, her lawyer mentioned in an announcement Saturday.

The Los Angeles Instances reported on Thursday {that a} public security supply with information of the occasions had seen one of many images on the cellphone of one other official in a setting that was not associated to the investigation of the crash. He mentioned the images confirmed the scene and victims’ stays. The supply spoke on situation of anonymity due to the delicate nature of the allegations.

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The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department mentioned in an announcement Friday it was investigating the allegations detailed within the newspaper’s report.

Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer, Gary Robb, mentioned that she went to the sheriff’s workplace on Jan. 26, the day of the crash, “and requested that the world be designated a no-fly zone and shielded from photographers.”

Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Vanessa Bryant speaks throughout a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Related Press)

“This was of essential significance to her as she desired to guard the dignity of all of the victims, and their households. At the moment, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured us all measures can be put in place to guard the households’ privateness, and it’s our understanding that he has labored onerous to honor these requests,” Robb mentioned.

Robb mentioned the sharing of images can be “an unspeakable violation of human decency, respect, and of the privateness rights of the victims and their households.”

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He referred to as for individuals who shared the images to “face the harshest attainable self-discipline, and that their identities be delivered to gentle, to make sure that the images should not additional disseminated.”

The Instances additionally reported on Friday that the Sheriff’s Division quietly ordered deputies to delete any images of the helicopter crash scene after a citizen complained {that a} deputy was exhibiting the ugly photos at a Norwalk, California, bar, two public security sources with information of the occasions mentioned.