Lawsuit Over Nude Crime Scene Photos Headed To Court

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  1. chapped

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    A lawsuit alleging that members of the Cook County Sheriff's Office illegally stripped a young woman who died in a drunk-driving accident and photographed her naked body is finally heading to court next week.


    On Dec. 31, 2009, Jessica Mejia was killed after a car driven by her boyfriend, who had a .239 blood alcohol level, crashed into a light pole and rolled into a ditch. The lawsuit filed in 2010 by Mejia's family alleges that after the Cook County Sheriff's department arrived at the scene, the responding officers stripped Mejia of her clothes in clear view of various onlookers and proceeded to take pictures of her naked body.

    While the sheriff's department at first denied that such an event had ever taken place, they eventually relented, claiming that photographs were taken as part of the "standard operating procedure" of documenting a crime scene. Cara Smith, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department stated that officers acted appropriately and were trying to preserve evidence, which was later used to convict Mejia's boyfriend, Nicholas Sord. Sord plead guilty to drunk driving last fall and is currently serving a 56-month prison sentence.

    The attorney representing Mejia's family, Don Perry, shared his disgust with the Tribune, stating that "This was a young lady that just died and was treated with less dignity than a deer carcass you find on the side of the road."

    Jessica's mother, Christina Mejia, told the Tribune the lawsuit is an attempt to clear Jessica Mejia's name, as the pictures gave a perception many people believed that the accident was caused by Mejia straddling Sord. "(People) think my daughter died from having sex, not from somebody being drunk and killing her," Christina Mejia said. "So the rumors, and the allegations ... they made it believable."

    The family is requesting an acknowledgment of the incident, a formal apology and the knowledge that such an event will never occur again.



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    I'd do the same if the girl was hot enough. Now the thing in question is if these guys blew some baby batter to the photos. I just can't cross that line.
     
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    Link to photos?
     
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    She must have been pretty fucked up from the accident. Story sounds ridiculous.
     
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    Clear her name???? Was she blowing or fucking the guy when the crash happened? Sounds like her mother is saying she was, but that its not what caused the crash.
     
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    I can only imagine what the coroner did.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    This sounds odd. :fil:
     
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    Ya not even safe in death.
     
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    Based on the picture evidence I find the sheriff's department NOT GUILTY.

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    .239? That not a blood level......
    Thats a MLB batting average.........
     
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    Should have posted when he looked under her skirt.......:)
     
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    couldnt find a screen shot LOL. can you BELIEVE that chick (evelyn guerrero) was married to pat "mr myagi" morita?!?

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    I'm guessing Ol' Pat really knew how to "Wax on....Wax off"....:)
     
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    Pigs have little respect for the dead....unless it's one of their own.
     
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    She was dead. What damages did she suffer? She didn't live through any indignity. Weird that they stripped her and photographed her. Isn't that the coroner's job?
     
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    No damages but cops should be fired for being perverts..
     
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    :rolleyeup: This. (If it's true, of course)
     
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    Skipnoid Lick Me!

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    I would play center under that, for sure.
     
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