Two US police officers have been formally disciplined for spreading the news about… Bob Saget‘s death before he was allowed to do so, according to WFTV†
The leak of news of the actor’s death caused the news to spread widely before the Saget’s wife could be formally notified, officials say in documents.
The Legendary Actor died on January 9 at age 65 in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida.
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Deputies Emiliano Silva and Steven Reed have been charged with undisclosed sentences.
Silva was the agent who came to the scene after an emergency call at the hotel. He told his brother about Saget’s passing, who then posted the news on Twitter.
Reed was off duty at the time, but reportedly heard the news and spread it among friends.
Local police said almost immediately after Saget’s body was found they were inundated with media inquiries before the actor’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, could be notified of his death.
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The news circulated even before detectives arrived on the scene, officials said†
In February, an autopsy ruled that Saget died after falling and hitting his head. A statement from his family revealed that authorities “concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, didn’t think about it and fell asleep”.
Saget was expected to check out of his hotel room on Sunday morning, and his relatives contacted hotel security when they were unable to reach him.
Shortly after his death, the actor’s family filed a lawsuit against the sheriff and the coroner’s office request that some investigative data related to his death be exempted from disclosure, and the court ordered a permanent ban blocking the release of additional details beyond the final report.
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Rizzo has been open about her grief over her husband’s untimely death, and has… thanked fans several times for their support†
“I just wanted to take a moment to say to everyone that it hasn’t gone unnoticed,” Rizzo previously said in her Instagram Story.
“I am incredibly grateful and grateful to all of you for the love and support.”
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