"Mother blasts photo of officer smiling, giving thumbs-up next to her son’s dead body"
Misleading title, it should be -"mother and lawyer sue, because they can!"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos … dead-body/
"Stanton’s attorney, Antonio Romanucci, said he plans to file a lawsuit alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress within the next two weeks."
"negligent infliction of emotional distress"... what kind of bullshit is this?!
"He [Romanucci] also said he believes the incident was racially motivated." More bullshit. He has no evidence, but he pulls out the race card. Now, if this was racially motivated (and you would only know that after a real investigation) the officer should of course be held liable, but otherwise this is just hearsay and the attorney knows it. Hell, I would consider that libel. Sure, the officer was dumb to do this, and maybe he has done this for all such bodies, but dumb does not equate to malice.
"The station said the death has been ruled an accidental drug overdose" yes, and I agree the officer was wrong in that he should not have smiled nor had a thumbs up. However, this is a frivolous lawsuit. I'm sure they're suing for millions, in the hopes of getting hundreds of thousands. I hope this case is tossed.