A federal judge ruled Monday that Vanessa Bryant had access to the names of four LA County’s sheriff’s office who she alleged in a lawsuit for sharing photos of the helicopter crash site where her husband was , their daughter and seven others died, according to a report.
The decision of US District Judge John Walter allowed Bryant to include the names of the MPs and the results of an internal investigation against them in their civil lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Department and record the county, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Indeed, the public has a legitimate interest in assessing the veracity of allegations of official wrongdoing and determining whether or not authorities are in charge of investigating and assessing complaints about Wrongdoing are responsible, have acted properly and wisely, “wrote Walter in his decision according to the newspaper.
D he Los Angeles County attorneys argued that disclosure of the MPs’ information would open them up to potential online attack.
“Although the Court recognizes that this case has been the subject of public scrutiny and media attention and that the Deputy Defendants are rightly concerned that they will be exposed to vitriol and social media attacks, such concerns alone are not enough to outweigh the strength of the public’s interest in access, “wrote Walter.
Bryant’s lawsuit alleges, First responders took unauthorized pictures of the remains of the victims as well as the site of the crash in January 2020.
Her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine people on board the helicopter who died when he died went down in Calabasas, California.
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