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Former LA fire captain claims he was ORDERED to take pictures of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter

Former LA fire captain tells trial he was ORDERED to take pictures of Kobe Bryant’s mangled physique amid wreckage of helicopter crash – as NBA legend’s spouse Vanessa attends courtroom

  • Brian Jordan, a retired LA County fire fighter, testified on Monday that he was instructed to take photographs of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant
  • Deputy Chief Anthony Marrone has denied asking Jordan to take photographs, and says he instructed everybody not to {photograph} any crash victims
  • Jordan retired from the fire division in 2021, partially from the stress and reminiscences of the January 2020 crash in Calabasas
  • On Monday he requested repeated to take a break and step down from the witness stand
  • Bryant’s widow Vanessa is suing LA County firefighters and sheriff’s office for invasion of privateness after it emerged they shared the photographs 

A retired Los Angeles County fire fighter has claimed he was ordered by his superiors to take photographs of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant – orders the fire chiefs deny ever issuing.

Brian Jordan, who retired in 2021, requested to be excused from the witness stand 3 times throughout his two-hour testimony, Law and Crime reported – citing the emotional trauma.

He was requested in regards to the photographs he took of the January 2020 crash that killed Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianni, 13.

Bryant’s widow Vanessa is suing LA County fire division and the sheriff’s office for invasion of privateness after the photographs of the crash had been shared by officers.

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, is seen on Monday leaving courtroom in Los Angeles. She is suing LA County fire division and sheriff’s office for invasion of privateness after photographs of the our bodies of her husband and daughter Gianna, 13, had been taken and shared 

Bryant, 40, is seeking unspecified damages in the case, which is expected to last another week

Bryant, 40, is searching for unspecified damages within the case, which is predicted to final one other week

Brian Jordan, a retired fire fighter, is seen on Monday testifying in Los Angeles about photos he took of the crash site in Calabasas

Brian Jordan, a retired fire fighter, is seen on Monday testifying in Los Angeles about photographs he took of the crash website in Calabasas

Firefighters work at the scene of the helicopter crash where former NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant died in Calabasas

Firefighters work on the scene of the helicopter crash the place former NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant died in Calabasas

Crash seen investigators are seen examining the wreckage of the helicopter

Crash seen investigators are seen analyzing the wreckage of the helicopter

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. The pair were killed in January 2020 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. The pair had been killed in January 2020 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas

Jordan denied sending the photographs to anybody outdoors the sheriff’s or fire departments, however at occasions appeared confused about occasions.

The former fire fighters instructed the courtroom repeatedly he doesn’t ‘actually bear in mind being on the accident’ and doesn’t ‘bear in mind what was up there.’

Luis Li, Bryant’s legal professional, requested why the laptop computer he handed in was lacking its laborious drive, and Jordan replied he was unaware of what had occurred.

‘I’ve no clue,’ Jordan stated, however added: ‘I didn’t manipulate any gadgets.’

Asked if he’d photographed Gianna Bryant’s stays, he stated, in accordance to Law and Crime: ‘I do not even know who that’s.’

He added: ‘I do not know what I was photographing. I’m right here as a result of of false allegations, so please chorus from taking my brain again to that crash.’

Vanessa Bryant, left, and Kobe Bryant arrive at the Oscars in Los Angeles in 2018

Vanessa Bryant, left, and Kobe Bryant arrive on the Oscars in Los Angeles in 2018

Jordan insisted Anthony Marrone, the then-deputy chief, who since August 1 this year has been appearing chief, instructed him to take the photographs.

‘He stated, ‘Take pictures, take pictures, take pictures,’ Jordan stated, and described a stairwell he and Marrone had been standing in when the order was given.

Jordan added: ‘Maybe that is the one time I ought to have been insubordinate.’ Marrone, in a sworn testimony supplied in August 2020, denied instructing Jordan to take photographs.

He stated he instructed everybody not to {photograph} any crash victims ‘as taking such pictures would neither be proper nor acceptable.’

Vanessa Bryant is searching for unspecified damages from each the fire division and sheriff’s office.

The trial is predicted to final one other week. 

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