As we reported, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department admitted eight of its deputies were involved in either taking, seeing, or sending photographs from the horrendous crash scene.
After the story broke that pictures were being shown of the remains of the victims, Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer issued a statement condemning the department and calling for an investigation.
“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 began.
It continued, “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.