Following the tragic event that occurred on January 26th, a new law has been put into place so that deputies will not be able to take unauthorized photos of deceased people.
Governor Gavin Newsom has approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other people, making it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime.
Eight deputies were accused of taking or sharing graphic photos of the scene, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said then, adding that he had ordered the images deleted. He said the department has a policy against taking and sharing crime scene photos, but it did not apply to accident scenes.
This law will be put in to place January 1st and it will makes it a misdemeanor with fines up to $1,000 per offense to take such photos for anything other than an official law enforcement purpose.
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