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12/08/03 - Denver

Bryant Attorneys Accuse Investigators & Prosecutors of Bias

Kobe Bryant's lawyers are asking a judge to help them find out if sheriff's deputies and prosecution employees have ordered T-shirts that show the NBA star being hanged.

Officials with the Eagle County sheriff's office have said a company called hangmantees.com gave the office two black T-shirts.

One lists the costs of Bryant's trip to Eagle County and ends with, "Not bringing your wife to Colorado with you, priceless."

Defense attorney Pamela Mackey says the shirts have been characterized as racist and "invocative of Klan lynching."

She says the sheriff's department has ordered 78 for its employees and for the district attorney's office.

Bryant is charged with attacking an employee at a Colorado resort last June. He has said the two had consensual sex.

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