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Tension Between LAPD and D.A. in Jackson Case

2/4/2010 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

LAPD officials feel slighted by the Los Angeles County District Attorney in the Michael Jackson case, and the cops made their point clear in a secret meeting yesterday .... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

LAPD and D.A. in Michael Jackson Case

Sources say there was a "high level meeting" yesterday between officials from both departments. The D.A. had kept the LAPD in the dark over the arrest and prosecution of Dr. Conrad Murray. In fact, until yesterday the LAPD was not informed of any plan for the arrest or surrender of Murray on involuntary manslaughter charges.

We reported earlier in the week that lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray had been in touch with the D.A. and planned to drive the doctor themselves to the courthouse where he would be arraigned. That plan would have completely excluded the LAPD from the process.

The D.A.'s plan was especially maddening for the LAPD because detectives in the Robbery Homicide Division had spent months putting the complicated case together. Inside sources say it's one of the best, most thorough investigations the LAPD has conducted in years.

The upshot of yesterday's meeting -- the D.A. and LAPD made a plan -- the LAPD will place Dr. Murray under arrest on Friday morning, handcuff and book him, then take him to court at 1:30 where he will be arraigned.

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Rx    

This Wacko Jacko photo just HAS to be one taken after death.

1685 days ago
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aquanet    

How about they just arrest him and throw him in jail?

What's with all the meetings?

If it were anyone else on anyother case would there be this many meetings?

Just arrest him already!

1685 days ago
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Fred Farkel    



I hope he walks away with a fine and community service.

He was conned into a no win scenario.

1685 days ago
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michaelacarterallen    

...LET THE FIGHTS BEGIN....MICHAEL JACKSON IS A PREDATOR EVEN THOUGH THIS DOC IS A DRUG PEDDLER. THE DOC IS GUILTY, MICHAEL JACKSON IS GUILTY. EVEN IN DEATH ONE CAN BE GUILTY. AND HE IS. ANYONE FEELING ANY DIFFERENT CAN GO FLY A KITE. SICKOS SUPPORT JACKO.

1685 days ago
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ronny    

He is going to moonwalk right out of this case, his defense will be that MJ was a junky supplied by many so he could deal with the demons of ruining a kids life.

1685 days ago
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barf    

Not gonna believe anything you guys say/claim until I hear it or see it.

And they called MJ the freak all the time. The real freaks are YOU!

1685 days ago
7.

King of TMZ    

Michaeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllll I LOVE YOUUUUUUU....

1685 days ago
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Casey    

Love you Dr. Murray! You're our hero...a real life hero and not the kind managers and ad agencies invent. Thank you for all you've done to help protect the innocent children of this world! Thank you for stopping that child rapist!

1685 days ago
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Veronica    

Like I've said in other articles, Dr Murray is just the messenger. There are other powerful people behind this whole thing. They, the powerful people, have been wanting MJ out of the way for a long time. They tried spreading lies before to destroy him, lies that unfortunately some people believe in. But the truth always set him free. He was unbreakable.

Anyway, I think dr Murray has been very well paid for doing this, how else could he afford his lawyers - wasn't he in deep depth. And when he gets out of jail in appr 3-4 years he can sell his story to the press and become even richer. And the people behind all this will go free.

They killed his physical body, but they cannot touch his spirit. His music and message will live on forever. Michael Jackson is one of a kind. He's second to none. There is a whole world crying for him to come back. I hope Michael sees all this love and respect for him from heaven and that it makes him smile out of happiness. I just wish the lies would finally stop.

1685 days ago
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Grace    

The only one slighted in this whole thing is Michael Jackson. Who cares how Conrad gets before the judge? The cops just wanted to be front and center. That is not their place. Many people work out a deal to turn themselves in so as to avoid the spectacle of handcuffs at their homes. Nothing wrong with that. The LAPD needs to back off. (I guess they want their snapshot on TMZ, pathetic).

1685 days ago
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ronny    

another genious named "veronica" above me point this fact out after her tin foil hat theory of a hit lol

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Anyway, I think dr Murray has been very well paid for doing this, how else could he afford his lawyers - wasn't he in deep depth."

Yes he was deep in depth hahaha no wonder you guys buy this wacko story.

1685 days ago
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Casey    

Sorry you're feeling bad there Veronica. Have a can of Jesus Juice and rape a child. I'm sure you'll feel better then.

1685 days ago
13.

ChuckB    

The weirdo is gone, why do you want to cover this crap every day.
Nobody cares anymore, so please quite wasting time and space with this garbage.

1685 days ago
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For MJ    

Will justice ever prevail here? WHEN is this loser Doc going to put away for his CRIME of murder! He willing injected propofal and LEFT MJ unattended....malicious and purposely LEFT him alone.....he had NO equipment to resusitate AND gave CPR on the bed! CM had no cares or concerns and took and made calls when MJ lied DYING! HANG THIS LOSER!

LU MJ

1685 days ago
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marquetteu1bb    

I hope that the LAPD and DA's office can come together. As Quincy Jones would say, "leave your ego at the door." This is not the time to have ego's. If they don't leave their ego's at the door, the LA dept.'s will once again screw up an important high profile case because THEIR ego's were more important. Keep your mind focus on the end result one wants here.
I've heard more than once that the LAPD has worked extremely hard and they should be brought along for the ride and credit and not shut them out. This is a TEAM process. Let's do this right and get this result right!

1685 days ago
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