A detective who was called to the hotel suite where Whitney Houston died in February last year, allegedly made inappropriate comments about her naked body after it was pulled lifeless from a bathtub, according to reports.
Brian Weir, a former Beverly Hills SWAT officer, said in a court filing obtained by the Los Angeles Times, that detective Terry Nutall removed the sheet covering Houston’s naked body “to an area below the pubic region” and said that the former pop star “looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state,” Los Angeles Times reported.
“Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?” Nutall reportedly said, after seeing the naked corpse.
Weir, a senior sergeant who was at the scene, filed a claim against the police department on Sept. 11 stating that officials took retaliatory action against him after he reported that some officers investigating Houston’s death had behaved inappropriately.
But, according to reports, no formal complaint was filed with the police department at the time.
“We will be looking into the allegations made in this claim, but we were not aware of any inappropriate behavior or comments made by any officer at the scene," Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, Beverly Hills Police spokesman, told CNN Wednesday.
While law enforcement officers initially denied that such an incident took place, a source close to Houston told TMZ that emergency service officers were indeed "talking trash" about Houston’s naked form.
The TMZ report also stated that, Ray J, who was romantically linked to Houston in the months prior to her death, was stationed outside her suite when a “disrespectful comment” was made about her dead body.
Ray J reportedly went into a rage and wanted to confront the cop who made the comment. But, he was restrained and later asked to leave the floor.
The 48-year-old singer was found submerged in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton suite on Feb. 11, and accidental drowning was determined to be the cause of death.
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.