Photo Surfaces of St. Louis Officer Giving Thumbs Up While Standing Over Dead Black Man

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A St. Louis mother is demanding answers after News 4 showed her a photo that appears to depict the scene of her son’s death.

Her attorney calls the photo: “hideous.”

For months, Investigative Reporter Lauren Trager has been digging into serious questions raised by the picture, questions about an officer’s conduct and the handling of evidence.

On August 8, 2016, Kim Staton’s son, 28-year-old Omar Rahman, was found dead in a home in Pine Lawn. The North County Police Cooperative responded. The Medical Examiner has since ruled it an accidental drug overdose. But Staton says ever since her son’s death, she’s heard little from police.

“I really don’t know, actually, what happened to my son,” she said.

Now she says she’s hurt even more. Weeks after Rahman’s death, a photo, appearing to depict the scene of her son’s death, was leaked out. The date; August 8, the date of Rahman’s death.

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Chuck comes from a lineage of journalism. He has written for some of the webs most popular news sites. He enjoys spending time outdoors, bull riding, and collecting old vinyl records. Roll Tide!

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