South Pasadena city officials ask the public not be too hasty judgment about the death of “ER” actress Vaness Marquez during the local shoot.
South Pasadena’s city leaders warned the public against making a provisional judgement about the fatal shooting of “THERE” actress Vanessa Marquez at her home on Thursday.
In a statement released on Saturday, officials of the city said two separate, independent studies conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office in officer-involved shooting.
“We believe that our officers acted in an appropriate manner, under a tragic set of circumstances,” South Pasadena City Manager, Stephanie DeWolfe said in a press release. “We ask the public to respect the process and let the Sheriff’s Department and D. A.’s office to collect and show the facts.”
See the following press release from the city’s leaders with regard to the officer involved shooting on 8/30/18. Thank you pic.twitter.com/RLdk0D1VzK
— South Pasadena PD (@southpaspd) September 1, 2018
The incident happened at Marquez’s home in Pasadena, Calif., after a landlord called the police to check on her welfare. When officers arrived at her apartment, she said that she suffered from seizures and didn’t seem to be able to take care of themselves, so they called for paramedics and a mental health doctor. After an hour and a half, Marquez armed herself with a BB gun and pointed it at the officers, causing them to open fire, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
“We are very curious about the results of the research,” DeWolfe said. “In the meantime we ask the public be patient and wait until the facts of the case are confirmed to create reviews about the incident.”
DeWolfe continues, “We support our managers and stand by them during this research. We believe that the facts show that our officers, together with a mental health professional, every effort is made to resolve this situation peacefully for the use of deadly force became necessary.”
In addition to her work opposite George Clooney on “ER,” Marquez appeared with Edward James Olmos in 1988, “Stand and Deliver,” together with the series “Malcolm & Eddie” and “Wiseguy.”
In October last year, they claimed that they are on the black list of “THERE” by Clooney after she complained of racial discrimination and sexual harassment.
This story originally appeared in Variety.