Last month, Los Angeles County asked a judge to force Vanessa Bryant and others to take a psychiatric evaluation before they head to trial in the ongoing lawsuit between Bryant and the county.
- But U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick said Monday the motion to conduct an exam was untimely, per NPR.
- Multiple reports found Los Angeles County officers allegedly leaked graphic photos from the crash. These photos had been snapped by police officials at the crime scene.
- In September 2020, Vanessa Bryant and families with ties to those involved in the crash sued Los Angeles County, saying the graphic photo leak was a violation of civil rights and caused emotional distress, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
Attorneys for the county said Bryant had never seen the photos since they weren’t shared with the public. They hoped a psychiatric exam would show if they had emotional distress, according to NPR.