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Vanessa Bryant Responds To LA County Deputy Accusations

Vanessa Bryant Responds To LA County Deputy Accusations

Vanessa Bryant Responds To LA County Deputy Accusations

Vanessa Bryant has responded to LA County Deputy accusations of an officer sharing graphic photos of the crash that killed her husband and daughter.

This past week, a report emerged that an LA County Sheriff’s Deputy showed someone pictures depicting the gruesome scene of the helicopter accident that killed Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.

Gary C. Robb, Vanessa’s lawyer, released a statement regarding the allegations this past weekend.

“Our client, Vanessa Bryant, is absolutely devastated by allegations that deputies from the Lost Hills Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department publicly disseminated photos from the helicopter crash site,” the statement reads.

“Mrs. Bryant personally went to the Sheriff’s office on January 26th and requested that the area be designated a no-fly zone and protected from photographers. This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims, and their families.”

 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Statement From Gary C. Robb, Legal Counsel on Behalf of His Client, Vanessa Bryant: Our client, Vanessa Bryant, is absolutely devastated by allegations that deputies from the Lost Hills Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department publicly disseminated photos from the helicopter crash site. Mrs. Bryant personally went to the Sheriff’s office on January 26th and requested that the area be designated a no-fly zone and protected from photographers. This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims, and their families. At that time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured us all measures would be put in place to protect the families’ privacy, and it is our understanding that he has worked hard to honor those requests. First responders should be trustworthy. It is inexcusable and deplorable that some deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation, other surrounding substations and LAFD would allegedly breach their duty. This is an unspeakable violation of human decency, respect, and of the privacy rights of the victims and their families. We are demanding that those responsible for these alleged actions face the harshest possible discipline, and that their identities be brought to light, to ensure that the photos are not further disseminated. We are requesting an Internal Affairs investigation of these alleged incidents. Mrs. Bryant is grateful to the individual who filed an online complaint exposing these acts of injustice, and for the choice to protect human dignity. We ask that anyone else who has information as to the facts underlying these alleged grievous and shameful incidents contact our office at 816–474-8080 or email via www.robbrobb.com

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Words like “inexcusable and deplorable” were also used in the statements to describe the “unspeakable violation of human decency, respect and of the privacy rights of the victims and their families.”

It remains to be seen what the legal consequences of the deputy’s actions will ultimately be.

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