Kobe Bryant crash site pics exchanged while deputies played 'Call of Duty'

2022-08-17 10:31
Credit: USA TODAY Sports
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Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy admitted in court Tuesday that he sent graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site to a colleague while the two were playing a video game "Call of Duty", according to New York Post.

Dep. Mike Russell made a revelation while being questioned on the stand as part of a federal invasion-of-privacy lawsuit filed by the NBA star's widow, Vanessa Bryant.

He claimed he shared the photos "in order to get through the stresses of the day before."

Russell testified that he had been sent the images by another deputy, Joey Cruz, who said on the stand Monday that he regretted sharing photos from the scene of the crash that killed the Lakers legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people.

No disciplinary action was taken against Russell by the sheriff's department.


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