The authorities said that Deonte Lee Murray, 36, of Compton, Calif., shot the deputies multiple times on Sept. 12 in an attack that was captured on video and prompted widespread condemnation.
Josie Huang, a Los Angeles reporter for the public radio station KPCC and the website LAist, offered videos disputing the Sheriff’s Department’s charges.
Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit alleges that at least eight deputies took and shared graphic photographs of the victims.
The Los Angeles County deputies were in critical condition after being fired upon in their car outside a metro station in Compton. The gunman remained at large.
Andres Guardado was killed in Southern California last month. His family said he was working as a security guard for an auto body shop the day he was shot.
The Golden State is less exceptional and more like the rest of America than many would prefer to believe.