updated 03/11/2014 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/12/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET
A Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he has been harassed and denied promotions since alleging another officer made inappropriate comments about Whitney Houston’s body at the death scene.
In the lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles, Brian Weir says he’s been harassed at work and removed from the SWAT and K-9 units since filing a claim in September that accused Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall of disrespecting Houston’s body, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Weir had claimed that Nutall removed a sheet that had been placed over the singer’s body and “made inappropriate comments that the decedent ‘looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state’ and said, ‘She’s still looking good, huh?’ ” the station reports. The complaint goes on to say that Nutall came close to touching Houston’s naked body.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said in September that the department refuted the allegations.
Houston accidentally drowned in a bathtub in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Contributing factors to her death included heart disease and cocaine use, according to the coroner’s office. She was 48.