Photos of Kobe Bryant’s Death Spark Legislation to Punish First Responders for Taking Personal Photos
Assemblymember Mike Gipson (D-Los Angeles) has amended his AB 2655, to make it a misdemeanor for any first responder to capture any photo of a deceased person on a personal device or on a device belonging to the employer for any purpose other than official purposes. This bill would also authorize a fine of up to $5,000, up to one year in jail, or both per violation of the statute.
This bill arises from the circumstances surrounding the death of Kobe Bryant and photos being released from the scene of the crime. The Assembly Public Safety Committee will be hearing this bill on Tuesday, May 19th.