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Feud Between LAPD & D.A. Deepens Over Murray

2/4/2010 5:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad MurrayScratch disagreement ... a feud has erupted over the Dr. Conrad Murray case between the LAPD and the Los Angeles County District Attorney ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

As we first reported, the LAPD was ticked that the D.A. kept top cops out of the loop on the subject of charging Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson.

We told you that yesterday members of the D.A.'s Office met with the LAPD and everyone agreed that cops would take Dr. Murray into custody, book him and deliver him to the courthouse for his arraignment on involuntary manslaughter charges.

But this morning, the feud has intensified and it's now at the top levels of both the LAPD and D.A. The fight is bitter and ultimately the D.A. could do an end around the PD and just have Dr. Murray show up in court tomorrow.

One law enforcement source tells TMZ relations between the D.A. and the LAPD have "totally deteriorated" over the Murray case.

UPDATE: 2:32 PM PT. One of Dr. Murray's lawyers, Ed Chernoff, just posted on his website that he's working with the D.A. to turn his client in after the case is filed. Chernoff said, "An arrest of Dr. Murray would be a waste of money, time and resources." The LAPD begs to differ.

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Inquiring Mind    

Lost Angeles Police Department, that's why the DA had to go around them!

1701 days ago
2.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

Just let Harvey bring him in and bring his paps, its all about the press anyways!!!!!!!!!!!!

1701 days ago
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hottxchick    

maybe the leaks to TMZ have something to do with it!

1701 days ago
4.

Brad    

Keep watching...today's events will become more strange and absurd by the minute!

1701 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    



I told you it would turn into a circus!!! Everyone wants to be in the news and on TV!! That's all it's about!!

1701 days ago
6.

OhWell    

I Shot Up The Wacko,
But I Did Not Kill The Deputy

1701 days ago
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kira    

Today is my birthday!

1701 days ago
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michaelacarterallen    

Okay...Good for dr murray...that pedophile was getting dope from every dr in town...die hard michael jackson fans can go suck it. No JESUS or God references please...im out.

1701 days ago
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oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

Yep, its all about politics and ego and getting the limelight and fighting over what will beoome a image around the world and b shown over and over again, Murray in cuffs with the CHOSEN FEW who will surround him for the world wide press exposure..how sad!

1701 days ago
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Pure Water Windows    

Law enforcement disagreement is a huge problem.

Pure Water Windows
Issaquah Window Cleaning

1701 days ago
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michaelacarterallen    

please keep the recipe up as it looks delish....HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRA!!!!!!

1701 days ago
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BarbieJean    

Maybe the DA doesn't trust some LAPD people much or vice versa, but the you gotta wonder WHY that is.
@TMZ- Is the info coming from a source from just LAPD or are you getting DA input as well cause there are 3 sides to every story, one side, two side and the truth. Just seems like we are only getting input from an LAPD source and nothing on the DA's end?

1701 days ago
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JLS    

After the LAPD worked for months doing all the HARD work to make it all fly well once the DA tried the case, this DA's office craps all over them. This DA owes LAPD a major apology. LAPD is very good. I live there. Try the dopes at my other venue: Portland, OR. Sad stuff. The are clueless.

1701 days ago
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Daphne Lorincz    

I hope the D.A. will charge him for 2nd degree. Just look at that long list of drugs he gave MJ, and then left him alone for whatever reasons. Wonder if the differences between LAPD & the DA has something to do with what charge - manslaughter or 2nd degree. The latter charge should suffice.

1701 days ago
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Bettina    

Oh yeah. Its all about the publicity. Great.

Just think about: 2005 vs 2010. 3 million dollars vs 25 000 dollars. 10 charges vs 1 charge. 20some years in prison vs 2 years, maybe on probate. Equalty and justice in the USA?

1701 days ago
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