Police officer sparks legal spat over comments about Whitney Houston's body
A Beverly Hills police officer has launched a legal battle against his former bosses alleging he was stripped of privileges and position for complaining about a superior's conduct on the day of Whitney Houston's death.
Former SWAT sergeant Brian Weir claims Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall made "inappropriate comments" about Houston after allegedly removing a sheet covering her body after it was removed from a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The singer had died of accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors, hours before, in February , 2012.
Weir alleges Nutall made comments to the effect that the pop star "looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state," adding, "Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?"
Weir complained to his superiors about the alleged misconduct, and they allegedly "retaliated" by removing him from his position with the SWAT and canine units, and later stripped him of some privileges.
He also alleges he became subject to various forms of harassment.
A spokesman for Beverly Hills Police has revealed the department is aware of the claim from Weir but disputed his allegations of retaliation.
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