Vanessa has long sued the LAPD claiming that cops and firefighters took unauthorized photos of the lifeless covers of Kobe Bryant, Gianna and other victims, sharing them with colleagues who had nothing to do with the investigation or the bartender at the Norwalk club.
Bryant's wife is now demanding that the names of the four policemen who more than others have circulated the photos be disclosed, which Sheriff Villanueva wants to avoid. The request, however, includes chilling details of what made Vanessa indignant.
How those photos have become not only a source of pride within the district, something to brag about during a break or to break the boredom of a patrol ride. According to Vanessa's lawyers, revealed by the Los Angeles Times, he would have been a single policeman to take pictures of the corpses, with the idea of sharing them with colleagues.
Assigned to the scene of the accident, he would have taken between 25 and 100, immediately starting to share them with the rest of the department. Within 48 hours, most of Villanueva's agents had seen or received images of the lifeless bodies of Kobe and other victims, photos of human remains, some recognizable as Kobe's, taken on the Calabasas.
One of the policemen assigned to the post at the base of the hill, the one that was to keep away the people who rushed to the crash site, would have received several photos of Kobe and immediately shared them with two other people, two civilians, keeping them in the memory of his phone.
up to the internal affairs investigation, the one that Sheriff Villanueva wanted to keep secret. The photo of Kobe Bryant's lifeless body, torn apart by the explosion of the helicopter in which he lost his life, suddenly appears on the cell phone that the man shows to the bartender.
"Hey! I just saw pictures of dead Kobe Bryant. A drink for everyone!" the bartender said. These are the chilling new details revealed by the lawsuit Vanessa Bryant filed with the Los Angeles Police Department. But not only his men have violated that promise, immortalizing the bodies of the victims not for investigation reasons.
And those photos have been circulating within the district and the fire station for days, even being shown in public. According to the details of the lawsuit filed by Vanessa's lawyers, is that of the police student who showed them to the Norwalk bartender.
He was assigned to guard the entrance to the path leading to the scene of the accident, he would receive several photos of the bodies of Kobe and her daughter and would begin to make them turn. Two days after the accident, he proudly showed them to her granddaughter.
That same evening, the student goes for a drink in a bar. To impress a woman, a customer of the club like him, he takes out his mobile phone and shows her the photographs of the accident site, of Kobe's body torn apart by the explosion.
One of the photos seen through the security cameras show the lifeless body of a young girl. The next one he clearly portrays the remains of Kobe. afterwards, the bartender brags to the whole place about what he has just seen.