Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight deputies allegedly took or shared graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash scene, but he ordered them deleted.
The sheriff said he learned the week of the crash that killed the Los Angeles Lakers great that as many as eight deputies might have been involved.
Villanueva said the sheriff’s department doesn’t have a specific policy about taking photographs on personal cellphones.
But he plans to change that situation and would like to see a state law making it illegal to take unauthorized photos of accident scenes depicting dead bodies.
Villanueva told KABC-TV that the deputies are facing an investigation and possible disciplinary action.
He wouldn’t specify the kind of actions they might face.
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