Vanessa Bryant wants to include a previous scandal against her agent in her proceedings against Los Angeles County.
Brian is trapped in a court battle with LA County over allegations that his agent took a picture of the crash that killed her husband and daughter.
In March 2021, the LA Security Adjutant was recorded as kneeling on the prisoner’s head for three minutes.
According to a new filing obtained by insiders, a lawyer representing Los Angeles County wants to exclude a video of an adjutant kneeling on the head of a prisoner who was handcuffed in March 2021 from an ongoing court battle with Vanessa Bryant. I am.
The same agent has been accused of taking pictures of the horrific accident site that killed Lakers’ late star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Janna Bryant.
Vanessa Bryant, September 2020 Sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s OfficeEight officers following reports from county fire departments, counties, and first responders I took a picture of the crash site in January 2020 and shared it... Brian accused the first responder of “negligence” and “intentional mental distress and infringement of the right to privacy of mental distress.” She is suing for private damages.
One of the agents mentioned in Bryant’s proceedings, LA County Security Department Deputy Douglas Johnson, was the subject of an up-to-date submission by Bryant and the county’s legal team on Saturday.
Los Angeles Times reporter Alene Tchekmedyian in late March reportAbout an alleged attempt to cover up the video, citing internal records Johnson was seen kneeling on the prisoner’s head 3 minutes after he hit the adjutant on his face.
The incident occurred in March 2021, and Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who is now seeking a second re-election, claimed he was unaware of it until October last year. In a memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times, commander Allen Castellano said, “Given the similarities between its nature and the widely-publicized use of force by George Floyd,” the prisoner Enzo. Did not pursue accusations against Escalante.
LASD did not immediately respond to insider information requests.
A county lawyer said it was “inappropriate” to include video in a move to exclude content.
“The only reason plaintiffs try to elicit testimony about Adjutant Johnson’s quarrel with prisoners and the LASD’s response is to blame the character of Adjutant Johnson and Sheriff Villanueva,” the county said.
Skip Miller, a partner at Miller Barondess law firm and an outside lawyer in LA County, said the prison case had nothing to do with Bryant’s photo proceedings.
“The motion we filed will prevent plaintiffs from putting the jury at a disadvantage by introducing unproven allegations against witnesses unrelated to the case,” Miller said in a statement. Told to.
Brian’s lawyer said in his filings that the county should not be able to file an extra late motion to rule out evidence.
“Defendants have been aware of cases that they have been trying to exclude from the evidence for over a year,” Bryant’s lawyer rebelled in a document filed late last week. “One of the key evidences that Motion in Limin No. 6 is trying to exclude is that LASD officials (Commander Allen Castellano) concealed a video of Sheriff Villanueva’s kneeling incident and prevented it from being released. It claims to have tried but failed. “.”
The proceedings against Bryant’s county were filed on July 26, and the pretrial hearing was set on July 8.
“We look forward to responding in court,” said Lewis Lee, a Bryant lawyer. Statement to USA Today.
Bryant’s lawyer did not immediately respond to the insider’s request for comment.
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