LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore expressed concern after an officer was charged with allegedly sharing explicit photos of his wife, who is also an LAPD officer, without her consent.
“We are investigating not only his actions, but also the actions of those who received these photos,” Moore said. “There is absolutely no justification for this type of behavior.”
Brady Lamas, 45, has been charged with six counts of disorderly conduct by disseminating multiple private intimate images without consent, according to the LA County District Attorney’s Office. He is due to appear in court on Tuesday.
According to a complaint, between December 2021 and January 2022, Lamas distributed several private, intimate pictures of his wife to others, including colleagues, without consent.
Lamas’ wife filed court papers seeking a restraining order against her husband and said she found explicit photos of her on his cell phone on Jan. 30. She claimed her husband had nude photos and other explicit videos of her and shared them with a man she didn’t know on the messaging app Kik.
“I was unaware that the photos were taken of me and did not consent to having photos of me shared with anyone,” the woman wrote in the court documents.
She said she later found out that her husband had sent the photos to other men via SMS and the messaging service WhatsApp.
Her court documents say the photos were secretly taken of her during visits to a doctor’s office after she underwent breast augmentation surgery. She claims in the newspapers that some male LAPD employees would stare at her and make comments like “Brady is a happy man” after the photos circulated.
“My own husband is a predator and has exploited me,” she wrote in the newspaper. “I would have preferred it if he punched me in the face.”
The explicit images were also included in the court documents.
“I felt like everyone raped me,” she continued.
Llamas is free on bail. The LAPD issued a statement saying it was aware of the charges.
“Lamas has been sent home since January 31, 2022 pending an internal investigation arising from a criminal investigation being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” the LAPD statement said.
The LAPD says it is working with the Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office.
“The behavior alleged in this case may cause lasting emotional distress. No one should be subjected to these cruel and invasive acts,” District Attorney Gascón said in a statement. “As a law enforcement officer who encounters victims every day, he should understand the trauma that occurs when someone’s privacy is violated.”
The City News Service contributed to this report.
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