Mother seeks answers after photo shows officer giving ‘thumbs up’ next to her son’s dead body

Credit: KMOV-TV

ST. LOUIS (NEWS10) – A St. Louis mother wants answers after a photo shows a police officer allegedly posing with her son’s dead body.

According to KMOV-TV, Kim Staton’s son 28-year-old Omar Rahman was found dead inside his home from an accidental drug overdose.

Weeks after his death, KMOV-TV reports that a photo was released showing Rahman and a North County Cooperative officer giving a thumbs up while holding the arm of his body.

The police department says it is conducting an internal and external investigation into the matter.

Staton says since her son’s death she has heard little from police.

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