Ray J Furious After Cop's Lewd Remarks On Whitney Houston's Corpse
The rapper was incensed after hearing laughter.
There is mounting evidence that there was severe police misconduct upon the discovery of legendary singer Whitney Houston's dead body. Houston died on 11th February 2012 after what was discovered to be an accidental drowning as a result of cocaine abuse and heart disease.
Whitney Houston Died In 2012 In A Hotel Suite.
Ray J, who had been romantically linked to Houston, arrived at the Beverly Hills hotel suite where the star died in the bathtub. The rapper was told to wait outside whilst police and paramedics carried out their checks and investigations.
Sources speaking to TMZ report that Ray, who waiting worriedly, heard one of the cops give a "disrespectful comment" about Houston. The lewd comment seemed to provoke raucous laughter, according to the source, which angered Ray J who tried to force entry into the suite but was restrained. More laughter incensed Ray further, who again tried to crash his way into the room but was restrained.
A Source Says Ray J Caught Wind Of Some Innappropriate Behaviour.
If the story is true, it would corroborate with evidence given by one of the cops present at the scene who has reported his colleague for misconduct. It is alleged that one of the police officers called to the hotel unnecessarily peered at Houston's naked corpse and made some rather untoward comments.
Sergeant Brian Weir reported the incident, after he claims he saw Det Sgt Nutall carrying out the disturbing actions and remarking inappropriately "Damn, she's still looking good, huh?"
"Nutall, for no legitimate [reason] knelt beside and leaned over the decedent [and] removed the sheet and/or other covering from the body of the decedent to an area below the pubic region of the decedent's body," says Weir's complaint, filed in Los Angeles on the 11th September.
The Police Have Denied Any Wrongdoing With Regards To The Handling Of Whitney's Death.
However, Weir has reportedly been subsequently stripped of his privileges and faced harassment whilst Nutall has not faced any scrutiny.
A police spokesman, Leonard Hoshino, has denied any retaliation directed at Weir over his claims and also denied there had been any wrongdoing. "It is appropriate for a responding detective sergeant to briefly examine the body upon arriving to a scene like that. At this time we're not aware of any inappropriate behaviour or inappropriate comments," Hoshino said, via the LA Times.