California Governor Signs New Kobe Law Banning First Responders From Taking Photos Of Deceased!


California Governor Gavin Newsom has officially signed a new law named after basketball legend and philanthropist Kobe Bryant, which will officially ban first responders from taking unauthorized photographs of deceased individuals at the scene of an accident.

According to TMZ the law is set to go into effect on January 1st, 2021. Sources have confirmed that the new law derives directly from the horrific helicopter crash that killed Bryant and 8 other individuals; followed by allegations of multiple local deputies taking and sharing photographs for personal use.

As we previously reported a deputy was put on blast for allegedly using a photograph of a deceased Kobe to pick up a woman at a local bar.

Reports read that Gov. Newsom signed the bill into law on Monday, which classifies the action of sharing pictures from an accident or crime scene for any unauthorized purpose outside of official law enforcement for personal usage by a first responder will be identified as a misdemeanor.

It has been indicated that Kobe’s widow and mother of his children Vanessa Bryant has already forwarded a lawsuit against the L.A County Sheriff’s office for allegedly taking photos of the deceased. The lawsuit outlines invasion of privacy. intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.

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