New California law bans sharing crime scene photos after images leaked of Kobe Bryant’s chopper crash

By Sarah Moon, Scottie Andrew and Stella Chan, CNN

A California bill inspired by leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant passed this weak, banning law enforcement from sharing graphic crime scene photos off the job.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an invasion of privacy bill on Monday which would make it illegal for first responders to share photos of a deceased person at a crime scene “for any purpose other than an official law enforcement purpose.”

Crews behind a screened fence remove Kobe Bryant’s memorial at L.A. Live on February 3, 2020 as a few scattered items are left around Staples Center. A new law in California bans the sharing of crime scene photos after images of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash were leaked.(Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group) 

AB 2655 was first introduced by Assemblymember Mike Gipson after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly shared graphic photos of the

Read More

Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash leaked photos inspired a new California law

A California bill inspired by leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant passed this weak, banning law enforcement from sharing graphic crime scene photos off the job.



a close up of a flower: Crews behind a screened fence remove Kobe Bryant's memorial at L.A. Live on Monday, February 3, 2020 as a few scattered items are left around Staples Center.


© Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News/Getty Images
Crews behind a screened fence remove Kobe Bryant’s memorial at L.A. Live on Monday, February 3, 2020 as a few scattered items are left around Staples Center.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an invasion of privacy bill on Monday which would make it illegal for first responders to share photos of a deceased person at a crime scene “for any purpose other than an official law enforcement purpose.”

AB 2655 was first introduced by Assemblymember Mike Gipson after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly shared graphic photos of the wreckage of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others earlier this year. In a tweet celebrating the

Read More