Cop Suing Department For Demotion After Reporting Ogling Of Whitney Houston’s Corpse
Whitney Houston died naked in a bathtub with drugs in her system, this is a fact.
According to a cop at the scene of her Beverly Hills hotel, that wasn’t the only foul play that took place.
Officer Brian Weir says he was the senior man on the scene and despite the obviousness his squad was dealing with a well-known celebrity, he wanted to “secure and preserve the scene of the death” by covering her body with a bed sheet.
A lawsuit filed by Weir alleges that not everyone in the room was as mature and he was eventually demoted for reporting the misconduct.
Reports NBC News:
As NBC News reported exclusively in September, when a preliminary claim was filed, Officer Brian Weir’s lawsuit alleges that then-Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall lifted the sheet covering the dead pop superstar’s naked body and commented, “Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?”
Weir’s lawsuit alleges that as the senior patrol sergeant on duty, he “attempted to secure and preserve the scene of the death” and had placed a sheet over Houston’s body to “prevent contamination” before Nutall arrived and removed it “to an area below the pubic region.”
Weir alleges he was removed from his position as head of the department’s SWAT team after reporting the alleged misconduct. The suit, filed on his behalf by attorney Christopher Brizzolara, seeks unspecified damages for pain and suffering and loss of special unit pay.
Nutall, who has since been promoted to lieutenant, could not be reached by NBC News for comment.
The Beverly Hills SWAT team hasn’t really come to an agreeable statement on the matter but Lt. Lincoln Hoshino went on record last year to dispute Heir’s claim so this may end in stalemate.
As for the Houston family, they’re too busy fist-fighting with one another to truly give a damn.