An upset mother in St. Louis is demanding answers after a shocking photo in which a police officer is involved. Read the article to know more…
A Mother’s Worst Nightmare
As any parent would be, Kim Staton was shocked and distraught the night she found out that her son, Omar Rahman,28, had died suddenly inside a house.
Then A Shocking Photo Is Leaked
A shocking photo was leaked soon after the incident, which left everyone in shock. Check out the pic on next page
Police Have Been Extremely Unhelpful
After son’s death, Staton has aired her frustrations with the lack of communication from the police: “I really don’t know, actually, what happened to my son,” she said.
Romanucci Demands Answers
Staton’s attorney blasted the police. “I have seen thousands and thousands of forensic photos, I have never seen something like this…Who was there that allowed this to go on?
Police Refused To Provide Answers
North County Cooperative Chief, Tim Swope, said, they would not be providing information until a result had been reached within the department.
Cameras and Photographs Were Stolen
North County made an accusation that a news station had stolen their equipment and images. In all statements, the police refer to the photo as ‘stolen’.
Former Police Chief Left Confused By Image
Former St. Louis Police Chief, Dan Isom, told in on the issue: “I don’t know why police man is doing such horrible act in the pic, I can’t explain why you would be doing that in the photo.
Unresolved Answers Begins here..
What was the photo about? Why is it causing so much problem for the police and the deceased family? Read on the next page to know the actual reason…
The leaked picture clearly shows a North County Cooperative Police Officer carrying up the arm of a dead Omar Rahman, grinning with thumbs up sign. “They’re supposed to be there to help and protect, not doing what he was doing with a thumbs-up and a smirk on his face,” said Staton, exasperated by the photo.
Swope said: “The officer gave the “thumbs-up” sign related to his positioning of the body in response to the photographer’s question as to whether he was ready for the photo to be taken.” The officer was allegedly surprised when the photo was taken while he was still giving a thumbs-up. No word about the smirk on his face, though.