Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, among others. mental suffering. The reason is photos shared by agency employees of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site in California.

Former top basketball player Kobe Bryant, his family’s 13-year-old daughter and seven other people died on Jan. 26 when their helicopter crashed into the ground near Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles Times, as many as eight employees of the sheriff’s office had taken photographs at the scene of the accident that were not related to the official accident investigation. Body images taken at the scene of the accident have been described as horrific.

Later, one of the assistant sheriffs had presented photographs at the bar, revealing the taking of the pictures.

The Sheriff's Office tried to keep the profile low for a long time and urged those who took the photos to remove the related images from their phones.

Formal investigations were launched only after the LA Times had raised the matter.

According to the newspaper, the sheriff's office did not acknowledge receipt of the complaint filed by Vanessa Bryant's representatives but said the internal investigation was still ongoing.

Bryant was 41 years old at the time of his death. He represented the Los Angeles Lakers throughout his active career (1996–2016) and won a total of five NBA championships with the club.

In his national team career, Bryant won e.g. two Olympic golds for the U.S. team.