"We learned that Adult Protective Services were called not only by us kids, but by Saint John's Hospital. Why? Because Jean decided my father was just a little too much and she just needed to get rid of him for a while. She dropped him off at the hospital and never picked him up ... That's called abandonment and that is elder abuse."
Jean, Casey's wife of more than 30 years, had previously been accused of forbidding Casey's children from seeing him in the months leading up to his death.
In May, the ailing and immobile Casey was reported missing after he disappeared from a hospital in Santa Monica. It was later discovered that his wife, despite a court order granting Kerri conservatorship over her father, had moved Casey to Washington state. Jean has denied causing her late husband any harm.
"What happened to my father is criminal and the Santa Monica Police Department saw that," Kerri told reporters on Friday. "They had an elder abuse unit that did a thorough investigation into this case. Because of 'jurisdiction issues' -- political malarkey is what I'll call it -- the case was transferred to the West Los Angeles Police Department. They don't have an elder abuse unit."