Vanessa Bryant is requesting an investigation after reports emerged that Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shared photos of the remains of Kobe and Gigi at a bar.
Vanessa’s lawyer, Gary C. Robb, said in a statement posted to Vanessa’s Instagram:
“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.”
The Los Angeles Times reported on that unidentified deputies were sharing graphic photos of the accident, and one even showing the pictures at a bar.
The bartender allegedly heard the conversation and filed an online complaint.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has yet to comment on the case.