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Gruesome Details In Death of NBA Player

7/21/2011 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The family of murdered NBA star Lorenzen Wright is suing officials in Germantown, TN -- claiming it wouldn't have taken police 9 days to find his corpse if cops would simply have had Internet access.

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Wright was shot and killed in July 2010. A witness called 911 during the shooting ... but the caller never disclosed Wright's location. Still, Wright's family believes cops should have tracked the origin of the call with a common Internet program ... which would have allowed them to quickly locate Wright and possibly save his life.

Instead, it took cops 9 days to find Wright's body -- and by that time, the family claims ... "the exposure to the elements including substantial rain, extreme heat, indigenous animals and insects had reduced the remains from roughly 225 lbs to 57 lbs."

So why didn't the cops have Internet access???? Wright's family claims officials had BLOCKED the police from using online programs because certain officers had been abusing their web access.

Wright's family is devastated -- and wants the city to fork over more than $2 million in damages.

Wright was 34 years old at the time of his death. So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

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91.

MARGETALICA    

SPOOKAPALOOZA LAW SUIT - WHY IS IT BLACKS FIND ISSUES WITH POLICE PROCEEDURES ARE THE LEAST LIKELY TO EVER HELP THEM -EVEN WHEN WITTNESSING THEIR OWN GRANNY SHOT OFF THE PORCH ON XMAS MORNING OVER DIME BAGS- TYPICAL GOBOMINT FEED BAGGERS

1150 days ago
92.

Daniel Mountain    

It's "gruesome" if it was a murder or the corpse was dismembered.

Simple putrefecation is something natural that happens.

1148 days ago
93.

Jane Doe    

Always trying to get something for nothing. Go earn a living at Taco Bell or someplace like the rest of the world. NO MONEY FROM THE TAXPAYERS. STOP THIS SILLY SUEING. IF THE COPS DID SOMETHING WRONG SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO CHANGE. MAYBE SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE FIRED BUT NO FREE MONEY.

1145 days ago
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SR    

totally rediculous that they would have to block internet access b/c of a few cops looking at porn. They can simply block certain sites. I hope the family gets justice. this is inexcusable in this day and age. 9 days? wtf

1143 days ago
95.

Dee    

yup. typical to blame the cops. judge should press charges and give this mutant family a fine for costing the courts money for such nonsense.

1143 days ago
96.

marcy    

I like/trust all pigs naught. Having said that,I find it impossible to believe internet access was restricted because they couldn't wait til they got home to grab a double handfull and go to town.

1142 days ago
97.

barb    

THE POLICE NEED MORE PEOPLE AR COMPUTERS AND CRIMES WOULD BE SOLVED MUCH MORE QUICKLY. I AM SORRY FOR THE FAMILIES LOSS AND KEEP THEM IN MY PRAYERSL.

1142 days ago
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