While most of the world is trying to put the details of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's untimely death behind them, one California deputy is in the hot seat for trying to cash in on them!
Word has gotten out that some Los Angeles county sheriff deputies have been circulating crash site AND human remains photos from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his young daughter Gianna and seven other people.
Sources told TMZ that a sheriff’s deputy trainee went to a bar with and ‘tried to impress a girl by showing her the photos’. A bartender allegedly overheard the exchange and reported the trainee to the sheriff’s department.
Sharing of police photos with anyone not authorized to view them 'is a cardinal sin in law enforcement', one criminal justice professor told the publication.
The Sheriff's Department is now looking into the matter. It remains unclear how many photos were allegedly shared around, and whether they were taken by a member of the department.
This is probably the sickest thing we've heard since the old website Rotten.com (now defunct) that used to host autopsy and crime scene photos of deceased celebrities.
Casually showing someone the wreckage that claimed the lives of innocent children isn't something you show in a bar hoping to get a girl's number. IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU SHOW OFF AT ALL! Now, the surviving family members are going to have to relive the heartbreak every time these UNAUTHORIZED photos surface on the web.
We hope the folks showing this photos like Pokemon cards get fired!
Bryant’s helicopter crashed into a Calabasas hillside last month in dense fog, killing the retired NBA star, his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven others on their way to a youth basketball game in Thousand Oaks. The other victims were Christina Mauser; Payton and Sarah Chester; John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; and pilot Ara Zobayan.
Our prayers to their families.