Wal-Mart Employee Who Called Cops Over Naked Baby Photos Claims Photos Went "Beyond Normal"
The Peoria Police Department released audio files today of a conversation between officers and the Wal-Mart employee who discovered the naked baby photos that made national headlines last month.
Back in September, Anthony and Lisa Demaree filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the state of Arizona, the Arizona Attorney General, and the City of Peoria, after they had their children taken into state custody over some bath-time photos where the children were naked.
A Wal-Mart employee named Lisa Cage saw the photos, got concerned, and told her supervisor, who called police.
There is very little information as to what was actually in the photos that would prompt someone to call police, and the incident has been popularly seen as an error in common sense.
However, in a conversation with police, Cage says she understands that photos like this are common, but there was something different about the Demaree's photos.
"There was children nude, and I know that's normal at some point, you know, children in the bath tub, stuff like that, but this was beyond that, which is what brought my attention to it," she tells the officer.
She gives no details, but Cage says this is the first time she has expressed any concern over a costumer's photos.
Whether the photos went "beyond" anything will be determined in court, where the Demaree's are seeking punitive damages for defamation and outrage.
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