LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The father of actress Brittany Murphy sued the Los Angeles Police Department and the coroner’s office, alleging the investigation into his daughter’s death was mishandled.
Angelo Bertolotti filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court and is acting as his own attorney.READ MORE: Staples At Full Capacity For First Time Since March Of 2020 As Clippers Make History
The complaint alleges neither agency tested the actress’s hair for “poisons, toxins or heavy metals.”
“Plaintiff … believes that his daughter’s death was incorrectly determined to have been allegedly caused by pneumonia and anemia,” the suit states.READ MORE: Digital Version Of COVID Vaccine Card Now Available To All Californians
Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said he understands why Bertolotti filed the case.
“He’s trying to get a resolution to his daughter’s death,” Winter said.
Murphy became unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home on Dec. 20, 2009, after exhibiting flu-like symptoms. She was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Mother, Daughters Working At San Bernardino Taco Stand Attacked
Her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later, also of pneumonia and anemia.
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