Woman Sues LA Over Distribution of Private Images

(RightWing.org) – By and large, the men and women who stand on the thin blue line in an attempt to protect society from the criminal element do their jobs well and honorably. However, as with any group of people, a certain segment will go rogue and violate the law and whatever oath of office that they may have taken.

Breaching One’s Vows

Sometimes, the bad apple in question can wreak havoc on their promises in one fell swoop. Such is the case with Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Brady Lamas, who allegedly broke faith with both the law and his marriage to an unnamed fellow female officer.

Because of Lamas’s actions, which were reported to the wife’s officer’s superiors, and what she claims were their inaction, she had to take things a step further. Recent reports indicate that she has hired lawyers and has filed suit against the city of Los Angeles for not doing enough to protect her and her reputation within the force.

Lamas was charged with six misdemeanor counts of “distributing a private image intended to cause emotional distress,” under California’s revenge pornography laws. An article in The Santa Clarita Valley Signal at that time explains the allegations in more detail based on their review of the woman’s application for an order of protection and other court records.

The purported victim claims that she grabbed her husband’s phone so that she and the couple’s daughter could make a surprise “good morning” video for her daddy. She claims that when she opened the phone she discovered that he had used the KIK app to share sexually explicit photos and videos of himself (alone) and of the two of them together in a group chat.

The unnamed wife also wrote in her sworn statement that Lamas took pride in the fact that he could “sneak most of [the pictures] and the videos, Hahaha.” Some of the alleged recipients, per her account of the incident, were fellow officers, which gave her sudden context for recent comments she had received from them.

The statement went on to say that she now understood why certain male coworkers seemed to take a sudden interest in her body while making comments along the lines of “Brady is a lucky man.” Court records indicate that Lamas has had several pretrial hearings since his initial appearance on December 13, 2022, with his next due date in court being February 7, 2024.

According to a separate article in The Signal, police officers under an internal affairs investigation are not entitled to Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination, however, these statements cannot be used in a court of law. Therefore, things had been delayed while a second attorney in the office reviewed the evidence that the primary prosecutor would be using to make sure nothing like that would be presented.

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