The news is out: [The family of a woman who died in October is suing a Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling her body and sharing camera footage with others.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Officer David Rojas sexually molested Elizabeth Baggett. The lawsuit also alleges invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, mishandling of human remains and other offenses.
Gloria Allred, the attorney representing the Baggett family, called Rojas’ alleged behavior “mean, vile, base and contemptible.”
“The unexpected loss of Elizabeth has been devastating for this family, and learning that she and her remains have been so disrespected and violated has compounded the loss and inflicted horrific pain and suffering on her loved ones,” Allred said in a statement. “So many women are sexually abused during their lifetime, and now we learn that some are even sexually victimized after their deaths.”
Baggett was 34 at the time of her death and had one son, according to an online obituary.
Rojas remains employed by the Los Angeles Police Department but is not on active duty, a spokesman said. His lawyer, Robert Ernenwein, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.]
To protect and molest dead bodies. Leave it to a cop to sexually abuse a dead woman.