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Los Angeles County Police Slam TMZ for Reporting Kobe Bryant and Others' Passing Before the Families Were Even Notified

Published Tue Jan 28 2020 By Chester
Los Angeles County Police Slam TMZ for Reporting Kobe Bryant and Others' Passing Before the Families Were Even Notified

The melancholy news of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others died from a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California causing hurdle to TMZ.

The news reported by famous celeb news reporting outlet TMZ is dealing with hefty of criticisms and problems now. 

The Los Angeles authorities slammed the outlet for reporting the fatal accident without notifying the family members first. 

TMZ reported Kobe Bryant’s death before his family were told

Police officer Villanueva said,“There was wide speculation as to who their identities are; however, it would be entirely inappropriate right now to identify anyone by name, until the coroner has made the identification through their very deliberative process and until they’ve made notifications to next of kin.” 

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Adding to the statement“It would be extremely disrespectful to understand that your loved ones perished and you learned about it from TMZ,” he added. “That is just wholly inappropriate. So we’re not going to be going there.”

It has been a controversial subject that's been trending on Twitter,

“I am saddened that I was gathering facts as a media outlet reported Kobe had passed,” Murakami wrote. “I understand getting the scoop but please allow us time to make personal notifications to their loved ones. It’s very cold to hear of the loss via media Breaks my heart.”

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Media outlets should first be at their shoes and see the situation; try to feel the pain being on their side. We express our condolences to all the beloved souls family and close members. 

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