Deputy who allegedly shared Kobe Bryant crash photos accused of kneeling on inmate’s head

Deputy who allegedly shared Kobe Bryant crash photos accused of kneeling on inmate’s head

The cop who allegedly took and shared photographs of Kobe Bryant’s physique after his deadly helicopter crash additionally stands accused of kneeling on an inmate’s head for 3 minutes.

Video of the alleged inmate abuse is now on the middle of the authorized battle involving Bryant’s widow Vanessa’s lawsuit towards LA County.

Vanessa Bryant claims in her swimsuit that Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Douglas Johnson helped violate the privateness of her late husband and daughter Gianna when county staff shared footage of their stays.

The NBA legend and Gianna, 13, died Jan. 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash together with six different passengers and a pilot.

Johnson is now dealing with extra scrutiny over the discharge of video leaked to Knock LA, which reveals him kneeling on the top of inmate Enzo Escalate, who was handcuffed on the time.

Legal professionals for the county are attempting to stop the video from being launched as proof when Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit heads to trial as scheduled in late July, claiming it’s irrelevant, in response to USA In the present day. 

“The March 2021 County jail incident has nothing to do with this case, which facilities on allegations that the County violated Plaintiff’s rights by taking and sharing photographs of the January 26, 2020 helicopter crash,” the county stated in courtroom docs reviewed by the paper. 

Deputy Douglas Johnson stands accused of kneeling on an inmate’s head for 3 minutes.Twitter/@KnockDotLA

In keeping with the Los Angeles Instances, the sheriff’s workplace tried to cowl up Johnson’s remedy of the inmate.Twitter/@KnockDotLA

Johnson is now dealing with extra scrutiny over the discharge of video leaked to Knock LA, which seems to point out him kneeling on the top of inmate Enzo Escalate.Twitter/@KnockDotLA

In keeping with the Los Angeles Instances, the sheriff’s workplace tried to cowl up Johnson’s remedy of Escalante, “given its nature and its similarities to extensively publicized George Floyd use of drive.

“The one motive Plaintiff would search to elicit testimony about Deputy Johnson’s altercation with the inmate and LASD’s response is to impugn Deputy Johnson’s and Sheriff [Alex] Villanueva’s character,” the county claimed in courtroom paperwork, referring to a second law-enforcement official tied to the case. “That is improper.”

Vanessa Bryant has stated she lives “in worry” that footage of her useless husband and daughter will “go viral,” in response to a courtroom papers.

Koby Bryant and his daughter Gianna, 13, died Jan. 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash together with six different passengers and a pilot.David McNew/Getty Pictures

An investigator works on the scene of the helicopter crash that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna on January 27, 2020.James Anderson/Nationwide Transportation Security Board through Getty Pictures

Vanessa Bryant has stated she lives “in worry” that footage of her useless husband and daughter will “go viral,” in response to a courtroom papers.

Vanessa Bryant claims in her swimsuit that Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Douglas Johnson helped violate the privateness of her late husband and daughter.Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Pictures

“The gratuitous sharing continued within the following days and weeks and included such outrageous conduct as flaunting the photographs in a bar whereas pantomiming dismemberment, exhibiting off the photographs over cocktails at an awards gala, and casually texting the photographs to a gaggle chat of video-game buddies whereas enjoying Name of Obligation,” her attorneys have stated in earlier courtroom papers. 

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