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‘hideous’ photo of officer posing next to dead son with a thumbs up leaks



A St. Louis mother is seeking for answers after her dead son’s body was pictured next to a smirking police officer who gave a thumbs up when they entered his home. Kim Staton learned her 28-year-old son Omar Raham was found dead in his Pine Lawn home on Aug.8. The startling snapshot first obtained by KMOV-TV in St. Louis shows a blurred cop’s face as he bent down, smirking next to Raham’s body, also blurred. The cop of the North County Police Cooperative was also holding his hand with blue gloves and signaling a thumbs up to the camera. Staton’s attorney Antonio Romanucci calls it “hideous,” and is demanding a full investigation into the officer’s treatment of handling evidence. Utah girl, 12, sparks online outrage for hunting trip photos “The implications of this photograph are just astronomical,” he told the station. The identity of the officer has not been released. Source: taken from NBC News 4 and KMOV Kim Staton, of St. Louis, is demanding answers after seeing this photo of police posing with her son's dead body. The medical examiner ruled Raham’s death an accidental drug overdose, but Staton says she has not heard from police since his death that day. “I really don’t know, actually, what happened to my son,” Staton said.  “When they come to a call, they're supposed to be there to help and protect, not doing what he was doing with thumbs up and a smirk on his face,” she said. Romanucci says out of all the forensic photographs he has seen, he never encountered one where an officer is standing next to a dead body. “I really don’t know, actually, what happened to my son,” Kim Staton said. “I really don’t know, actually, what happened to my son,” Kim Staton said. (NEWS 4) The question remains, how did the photo leak? Pennsylvania man beats his roommate to death over beer Staton was told by police that their official crime scene camera had been missing for a while, and they couldn’t retrieve photos. North County Police Cooperative Chief Tim Swope said disbelief. “That's what I am looking for, I'm looking for some answers,” Staton said. North County Police Cooperative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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