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Cop Accused Of Making Inappropriate Comments About Whitney Houston's Dead Body

Whitney Houston performs at the O2 Arena on April 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
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The scene of Whitney Houston's death might have been more upsetting than originally reported; a former Beverly Hills SWAT supervisor is claiming that a Beverly Hills police officer peeked beneath the sheet covering Houston's body and making inappropriate comments about the deceased singer.

According to City News Service, Sgt. Brian Weir claims that after Houston was pulled from the tub where she drowned in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, then-Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall lifted the sheet, looked at the "area below her pubic region," and said that she "looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state."

Weir also asserts that Nutall said, "Damn, she's still looking good, huh?''

NBC reports that Weir filed a claim last week detailing the incident, and stating that he was removed from his position for reporting what allegedly happened. In the claim, Weir suggests that Nutall had "no legitimate law enforcement inquiry, investigative, or other proper and legal purpose" for doing what he did.

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Nutall, meanwhile, has since been promoted to lieutenant.

Beverly Hills Police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino told NBC that he didn't know of any inappropriate conduct on Nutall's part. "We stand behind the investigation 100 percent, including the conclusion from the coroner’s office," he said.

Houston died on February 11 of last year. She was 48.

Editor's Note: This story originally read that Houston died at the Beverly Hills Hotel, instead of the Beverly Hilton.

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