The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that a source said he saw one of the photos on the phone of another official in a setting that had nothing to do with the investigation of the crash.
The source told the newspaper that sharing the photos of the crash scene and the victim’s remains was the topic of a discussion among first responders two days after the crash.
“The sheriff is deeply disturbed at the thought deputies could allegedly engage in such an insensitive act,” the post said.
It said the investigation will look at the effectiveness of existing policies and procedures.
The helicopter crashed near Calabasas as it headed to a youth basketball game on a foggy morning on January 26.