The world was shocked when Whitney Houston died in February 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hilton. After the 48-year-old singer was found dead in a bathtub inside her hotel room, the authorities were called.
Former Beverly Hills, Calif. SWAT team leader Brian Weir claims that he was the senior officer on duty and had "attempted to secure and preserve the scene of the death," reports NBC News.
He says that Beverly Hills Police Sergeant Terry Nutall arrived on the scene and with "no legitimate law enforcement inquiry, investigative, or other proper and legal purpose" and removed the sheet.
Weir claims Sergeant Nutall nearly touched the singer’s nude body and said: "Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?"
After Weir reported the alleged misconduct, he was removed from his position as head of the SWAT team.
Weir recently filed his claim with the city of Beverly Hills and is preparing a lawsuit.
However, Beverly Hills Police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino told NBC News that Sergeant Nutall was the detective division sergeant on duty and that is why he was at the scene.
Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said he is not aware of any inappropriate behavior or comments.
Source: NBC News