Detective investigating Derrick Rose rape allegation dies of gunshot wound
Nadine Hernandez, a Los Angeles Police Department detective assigned to the Derrick Rose rape investigation, has died after being found with a gunshot wound, according to the Los Angeles Times. She was 44.
Police in the L.A. suburb of Whittier responded to a call of an attempted suicide at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. Hernandez was taken to a hospital and died at 3:27 p.m., according to the Times.
Whittier lieutenant Steve Dean said it was unclear whether the shooting was a homicide or a suicide.
Rose is currently involved in a civil trial in a lawsuit brought by a woman who accuses Rose and two other men of raping her. The LAPD is conducting a separate criminal investigation, the Times reported.
The accuser’s identity has remained concealed to this point but a judge ordered she must reveal her name at trial. In a recent appeal, the accuser’s lawyer included a letter from Hernandez saying that anonymity in rape cases is “an invaluable investigative aid to investigators,” according to the Times.Warning: file_get_contents(): https:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /hermes/bosweb26a/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151 Warning: file_get_contents(https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cjnotebook.com%2Fl-detective-investigating-former-nba-player-rape-allegations-found-shot-death-possible-suicide%2F): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /hermes/bosweb26a/b360/ipg.sbnotebookcom/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151