Los Angeles County petition to dismiss Vanessa Bryant’s photo leak proceedings on the grounds that photos on the crash site are “lost” and “unrecoverable”


Vanessa Bryant (left) and Kobe Bryant (right) touch their heads and take pictures in black and white attire

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  • Los Angeles County has filed a petition seeking dismissal of Vanessa Bryant’s photo leak proceedings.

  • A county lawyer claimed that the photo of the Kobe Bryant crash site had been deleted and was irreparable.

  • Brian sued the county for emotional distress and invasion of privacy after police took pictures of the crash.

A lawyer representing Los Angeles County and members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and the Los Angeles County Fire Department alleged on Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant.

Last September, Vanessa Bryant Sued the LA Security DepartmentFollowing reports from fire departments, counties, and eight individual police officers, first responders. I took a picture of a horrible crash site and shared it In January 2020, her daughter Janna “Gigi” Bryant and seven others died.

A LA County lawyer claimed that photos of a former NBA superstar helicopter crash have been deleted and cannot be restored.

According to court records, the defendant was a federal judge based on work done by an independent forensic examiner who reportedly reviewed more than 20 LASD and LACFD devices and did not find photos of the crash site. Wants to dismiss the proceedings.

For the past few months, Kroll’s forensic investigation and intelligence team, a forensic inspector selected by the parties to the case, has reportedly failed to obtain pictures of the crash site from officers’ electronics.

“After reviewing more than 20 LASD and LACFD devices, Kroll confirmed that there were no photographs containing the bodies of the victims and no public evidence,” a county lawyer said in a filing. ..

“Therefore, plaintiffs have nothing to fear. The photos have disappeared and, according to Kroll and plaintiffs’ own experts, cannot be recovered,” they added.

Brian accused the agent of “negligence” and “intentional mental distress and infringement of the right to privacy of mental distress.” Los Angeles Times It was reported at that time.

“Plaintiff’s allegations are also based on her fear of public dissemination,” the county lawyer wrote. “To date, it’s undisputed that LASD or LACFD photos haven’t been posted on the Internet, published in the media, or otherwise publicly disseminated almost two years after the crash.” They added.

After the incident, Alex Villanueva of the LA County Sheriff’s Office apology, Eight police officers admitted that they had taken the picture, the picture was deleted, and the agent said it was under investigation.

Brian’s lawyer recently filed a petition for sanctions against LA County, stating that LACFD and LASD did not require employees to retain important information and potentially criminal evidence.

Insiders sought comment from Bryant’s lawyer and a lawyer representing the county.

The parties to the case must complete the discovery process by November 29.

In a previous filing, Bryant’s lawyer said he had taken nearly 50 testimony records with various Los Angeles County Sheriffs’ agents, fire brigade leaders, and LA County staff, and LA County said the electronic equipment of the staff who took the pictures. Claimed to have conducted a forensic electronic test. Of the crash.

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