This is NOT okay.
Reports came to fruition this weekend that photos that were taken by the Los Angeles County sheriff's and fire officials had been shared publicly.
According to NBC, "Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, responded through her attorney to reports that photos of the scene of the helicopter crash that killed her husband were taken and shared by Los Angeles County sheriff's and fire officials.The statement says Bryant is "absolutely devastated by allegations" that photos were taken of the site of the crash, which also killed her 13-year-old daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, and seven other people. "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," the statement from lawyer Gary C. Robb reads.
The family had been told measures were put in place to protect the dignity of the victims.
What's worse? The sole reason this was brought to light was that an LA County Deputy was trying to impress a woman at a BAR - and the bartender immediately called the police to file the report. They then were told to delete the photos so that they wouldn't get in trouble.
The Bryant family is calling for those to be responsible to face "the harshest possible discipline and that their identities be brought to light, to ensure that the photos are not further disseminated," as well as calling for an internal investigation, per NBC.