The lawsuit, filed Wednesday on behalf of the mother of Mark, Delia McElfresh, to the Los Angeles superior Court, alleges that the officers who responded to a check well-being have acted in a manner that is ” careless and reckless “.
Terri Highsmith, attorney for the city of South Pasadena, did not immediately respond to request for comment from CNN.
Marquez, best known for her recurring role of nurse Wendy Goldman in the drama of NBC’s ” ER “, was shot and killed by police in South Pasadena, California, in August 2018. She was 49 years old.
At the time, officials have told CNN that they had been called to the residence of Mark and have been found suffering from seizures and appeared to be suffering from mental disorders.
The police has also said previously that, after having attempted to offer medical assistance to Mark, she was armed with what appeared to be a handgun and the police opened fire. The weapon has proven itself to be a pistol BB, investigators said at the time.
Vicki Sarmiento, one of the lawyers working on the case in the name of McElfresh said in a statement: “This is exactly the kind of police action in fatal and unnecessary that has led so many people in the country to call for a reform of the police. ”
The other credits of Mark included “Stand and Deliver” and “Seinfeld” in 1988.