Civil Rights Lawsuit Against BHPD Allowed
Posted by Kyle Maloney on Apr 23, 2013 - 1:54:46 PM
HILLS—A 59-year-old widower, Gary Klein, has filed a civil rights lawsuit
against the Beverly Hills Police Department and a federal judge is allowing the
case to proceed.
to reports, Klein charged the BHPD detectives with harassment after repeatedly
implying that he killed his wife, Rina, 41, who died in the hospital after a
series of seizures in 2009. Investigators continually searched his home and
interviewed his family and the parents of his sons’ classmates.
wife was on several medications for depression, anxiety and narcolepsy at the
time of her death. Autopsy results cited that the cause of death was lupus, an
A federal judge will hear the civil rights case.
to him as “Jekyll and Hyde,” Rina Klein previously told her family that she
feared her husband might kill her.
says that his in-laws elicited the investigation against him and used it in
litigation of his deceased wife’s property along with visitation rights with
Hills argued that the case should be either thrown out or put on hold while
police investigation continues.
District Judge John F. Walter refused the claim, stating, “Defendants fail to
identify any specific actions that they have taken to further the investigation
since 2011, or identify any actions that they believe are necessary to complete
to Beverly Hills police, Klein remains a suspect in his wife’s death, however
no charges have been set against him. Klein’s
attorney, Jeffrey Wilens, said that he believes the evidence will expose
inaccurate or misleading information given by detectives in order to acquire
since exhumed Rina Klein’s body for a second autopsy and a source says the
cause of death has been changed from lupus to “undetermined.”
Spradlin, the attorney representing the BHPD, could not be contacted for an