LEAKED Kobe Bryant crash site photos were allegedly used by a Los Angeles cop to impress a girl at a bar just DAYS after tragic accident.
A number of LA County Sheriff’s deputies took photos at the crash scene that included remains, TMZ reported.
Images of Kobe Bryant and the eight other victims’ remains were reportedly shared just two days after the chopper crash Credit: Handout – Getty
But one of them, “tried to impress a girl by showing her the photos,” one of the law enforcement sources told TMZ.
The outlet was informed that an online complaint was filed with the Sheriff’s Department after the bartender listened in on the conversation.
TMZ was also told the images circulated among members of the L.A. County Fire Department and the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation, who were first on scene.
An investigation is now underway after alleged reports that cops leaked graphic photos from Kobe’s chopper crash.
Images of the 41-year-old NBA legend and the eight other victims’ remains were reportedly shared just two days after the tragedy on January 26, sources told The Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies announced Thursday that the “matter is being looked into.”
According to The Times, two public safety sources claimed Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shared graphic photos of the crash.
One of the unidentified sources allegedly said he saw one of the images on an official’s phone, at a time and place that was unrelated to the crash investigation.
It is unknown how far the photos have reached and who took them.
A teacher of police procedures at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Joseph Giacalone, said sharing unauthorized photos “is a cardinal sin in law enforcement,” the newspaper reported.
The Times contacted Sheriff Alex Villanueva and interviewed him in person, but refused to discuss any allegations in the Kobe case.
He said he was “unaware of any complaint.” Reported by Thesun
Kobe is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant and their three daughters Natalia Diamante, 17, Bianka Bella, 3, and Capri Kobe, 7 months.