Cop Accused of Making Inappropriate Remarks About Whitney Houston’s Body. What Would Horatio Caine Do?
A Beverly Hills police sergeant is accused of making inappropriate comments about Whitney Houston’s appearance when the singer’s body was found in 2012. You can see a news report about this here. Detective Sergeant Terry Nutall is accused by another officer of commenting that Houston “looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state’ and ‘Damn, she’s still looking good, huh?'”
Now I don’t know about you, but those comments don’t sound all that inappropriate to me. Of course, I only know about homicide investigations what I learn from CSI: Miami. In those, Det. Horatio Caine says things that are waaaaaay more objectionable about every single dead body he comes across.
Maybe Detective Nutall wouldn’t be in trouble if he’d made his comments more Horatio-style…
Horatio: She’s dead all right. Houston…(puts on sunglasses)….we have a problem.
(Cue The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
Horatio: It looks like her Greatest Love of All…(puts on sunglasses)…was crack cocaine.
Or, how about….
Horatio: “Yeah, she still looks good. But the only guys that’ll be interested in picking her up now….(sunglasses)….will be using a stretcher.”
Horatio: “Forget The Bodyguard. It looks like she needs….(sunglasses)… a Body Bag.”
(“Won’t Get Fooled Again“)
Horatio: “I guess she won’t be….(sunglasses)…Waiting to Exhale anymore.”
Horatio: “What’s the difference between Whitney and all these jokes…(sunglasses)…these jokes will get old.