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A former Beverly Hills Swat sergeant has made a startling claim against a fellow officer regarding the night Whitney Houston passed away.
Sgt. Brian Weir claims that on February 11, 2012, he went to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California after Houston was found dead in her bathtub. He attempted to secure the scene and prevent contamination by placing a sheet over Houston's body
Weir says that Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall arrived at the scene, and "for no legitimate law enforcement inquiry, investigative, or other proper and legal purpose... removed the sheet and/or other covering from the body ... to an area below the pubic region.” Weir further claims that Nutall "made comments to the effect that the former pop star “looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state” and “Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?”
A coroner's van carrying Whitney Houston's lifeless body leaves the Beverly Hilton Hotel early Feb. 12, 2012, in Beverly Hills
Weir says that since he made the report he's been removed from the city's elite SWAT and K-9 units, denied promotions and training and relieved of supervisory duties.
Nutall has since been promoted to lieutenant.
Lt. Lincoln Hoshino of the Beverly Hills Police Department issued a statement to CBS Los Angeles.
"We are definitely refuting the claim, we haven't retaliated against him for anything. Lt. Terry Nutall acted appropriately and properly. We don't believe the investigation was compromised and stand behind it 100%."
Weir is still employed by the department as a sergeant. He has filed a claim for damages against the police department and the city for retaliation against him after he reported the misconduct