A Beverly Hills police sergeant responding to the scene of Whitney Houston’s death made “inappropriate comments” about the singer’s appearance after lifting a sheet covering her naked body, according to a claim filed by a former Beverly Hills SWAT sergeant.
In the claim, Sgt. Brian Weir alleges that on the day of Houston’s death in February 2012, Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall arrived at the scene, and “for no legitimate law enforcement inquiry, investigative, or other proper and legal purpose… removed the sheet and/or other covering from the body … to an area below the pubic region.” The claim also alleges he “made comments to the effect that the former pop star “looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state” and “Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?”
The 48-year-old singer was discovered submerged in a bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office determined she died of accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.