Graphic photos of Kobe Bryant’s crash scene are now at the center of a retaliation claim by a Los Angeles fire captain.
Capt. Tony Imbrenda has sued Los Angeles County, alleging he was removed as fire department spokesman for refusing to turn over his personal cellphone during an investigation into inappropriate pictures of the site where a helicopter carrying Bryant, his daughter and seven others went down. All nine on board died.
Imbrenda, 50, claims his career prospects have been “damaged severely by the cloud of suspicion cast over him during the inquiry,” the Los Angeles Times reported, citing court documents.
The lawsuit states: “Imbrenda had an impeccable reputation in the Southern California PIO community with extensive earning potential in his post fire service career… That potential is now totally destroyed.”
Imbrenda helped organize a news conference away from the site on Jan. 26, the day of the crash. During the day, according to claim, Imbrenda received several multiple