November 5, 2016 10:08 am
A St. Louis mother is demanding answers after a photo emerged showing an officer posing with her dead son.
Kim Staton’s son, 28-year-old Omar Rahman, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the medical examiner’s office. Only weeks after her son’s August 8 death, a photo surfaced of a North County Police Cooperative officer posing with the deceased man, KMOV reports.
Staton says the police are “supposed to be there to help and protect, not doing what he was doing with thumbs up and a smirk on his face.”
Staton’s attorney is also repulsed by the photograph.
“I have seen thousands and thousands of forensic photographs, I have never seen a staged photograph of an officer next to a deceased body,” said attorney Antonio Romanucci.
Romanucci is calling for an investigation into the photograph.
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