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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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31.

cathy is morphed has morphed into a jackass    

TMZ are a bunch of idiots. Here is another picture of beautiful Michael

http://abcnews.go.com/widgets/mediaViewer/image?id=393416

1692 days ago
32.

astabasta    

Hi all!
I think it is plain evil to choose that picture - no respect for Michael, his children, his family, his friends and his fans (us)!

This is how TMZ shows their gratitude to us for keeping their sleezy site going and helping pay their salary!

1692 days ago
33.

schoen1    

There are so many beautiful pictures of Michael, but for some reason, TMZ uses unflattering ones.

1692 days ago
34.

cathy is morphed has morphed into a jackass    

TMZ are a bunch of idiots. Here is another picture of beautiful Michael

http://abcnews.go.com/widgets/mediaViewer/image?id=393416

Posted at 10:20AM on Feb 4th 2010 by justice4mj



That is a gorgeous picture of Michael justice4mj THANK YOU!! It reminded me what a great godlike man he was!!!

1692 days ago
35.

They were in it for the money    

And yes I did spell it that way for a reason. So how come when we read reports of an LAPD source or investigative informer or one of the other 1000 names you all use, the very next day the story changes? Theres some phony baloney crap going on with this case. Except for the oddball celebrity being arrested for some stupid thing, nobody gets to go outside of the big courthouse in LA for something so serious as this. Why murray and why is he so special? Paris had to go in LA proper, a lot of celebrities did including OJ. I still cannot get over the mayor of LA supposedly going on a nice trip courtesy of AEG. What else goes on? AEG got inside everyone's pockets?

1692 days ago
36.

janalal4    

HAHAHAHAHA!! I totally L.O.V.E. the pic of MJ with his eyes rolled up to the heavens between the two emblems here! As if MJ's saying in that soft little voice of his,

"OH, PLEASE....IS THIS ALL ABOUT ME YOU TWO? IT'S JUST SO SILLY. YOUR BEING IGNORANT... STOP IT"!!

LMAO! Can't you just hear him? Very GOOD TMZ!

I think the D.A. is just incredibly frightened the LAPD will do something STUPID from the sound of it. Not like THAT hasn't happened before. Not to mention the fact that the police dept can't seem to keep their yaps shut whenever it's a high profile case. I'm sure on the whole the LAPD are a good & morally decent bunch but in a case like this, there must be an awful big temptation for a few rogue cops to get it in their heads to 'sell info' to the tabloids:(

I'm really pleased to hear this part:

Inside sources say it's one of the best, most thorough investigations the LAPD has conducted in years.

I just BET they HAVE been very thorough & meticulous with a death investigation for MJ! Nice to hear they were obviously feeling the pressure of the Jax family AND the public 'outrage' over this case!

See guys, all our anger over this hasn't been for nothing. We might just be considered small or insignificant 'nobodies' but we ARE being HEARD!!

I'M DEFINITELY READY FOR TOMORROWS SHOW. THE DR.QUACKSTER 'PERP WADDLE'!! :) :) :) :)(that would be my big ear-to-ear grin)



1692 days ago
37.

jehm    

HOPE HE GETS OFF...IF HE IS GUILTY THEN HIS FAMILY IS JUST AS GUILTY. I THINK HE WILL GET OFF AND DURING THE TRIAL MORE PEOPLE WILL BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT WHAT THEY KNEW ABOUT MJ'S DRUG ABUSE.

MJ'S FAMILY NEED TO GET A JOB AND A LIFE. ESPECIALLY LATOYA (ugly face) JACKSON and JERMAIN (the germs) JACKSON!!

1692 days ago
38.

Stewie    

Hey...for all of you who don't care, and are sick of reading about it....stop reading about it then, and stop with the posts! DUH!
Just because you bought into all of the media hype that MJ was guilty doesn't mean this doctor needs to get away with what he's done.
He killed someone and got paid handsomly for it. Conned into a now win scenario?
Ignorant.

1692 days ago
39.

Mark    

This is a tough one for me. I grew up a Michael Jackson fan. After the child molestation charges, it was difficult to be a fan.

That kind of stuff doesn't come from nowhere. That kind of abuse is taught. And if you guys know how rotten to the core Joe Jackson is and was, and what he did to those kids, you wouldn't be surprised Michael turned out like this.

One one hand, if you even get accused of child molestation, your life is over if it is true or not. On the other hand, being a victim of it, the chances of getting a successful prosecution is rare because most of the time, it happens in the family, and the same dysfunction that allowed it to happen keeps family members from believing or standing up for the kid.

It's an ugly situation all around.

1692 days ago
40.

Amy    

This story has fat-boy Mike written all over it: Poor LA police department being left out of decisions by the DA's office. Mike coming to the rescue to make sure the men in blue are taken care of. Please .... Mike needs to stop eating so many donuts with the cops, and go find Tiger.

1692 days ago
41.

PaddyBoyy    

Michael Jackson was an addict who was rich and powerful. He would have gotten what he wanted regardless of HOW. At least this guy TRIED to keep him alive despite his addiction.
I think this doctor is simply a scapegoat for the corrupt, publicity hungry LAPD and the LA Prosecutor.
They simply want to put SOMEBODY behind bars for a death that was inevitable.
The person to blame for the death of Michael Jackson is Michael Jackson.
This doctor prolonged the life of a walking dead man.

1692 days ago
42.

Irene    

Posted at 10:21AM on Feb 4th 2010 by astabasta

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Hello astabasta and others!
You know what this picture of Michael reminded me of? Jesus hanging on the cross and looking up in despair like you see on paintings and in movies.

1692 days ago
43.

kimberly    

This comment goes to #37 and Anna. You are absolutely correct He sure was a godlike man!! He helped sick children and those in need. It's too bad that people like YOU are going out of your way to ridicule and hurt the dead. It just shows what kind of people YOU are. How sick is that? LOL.

I LOVE YOU MORE MICHAEL JACKSON!!!
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!

1692 days ago
44.

janalal4    

35. Hi all!
I think it is plain evil to choose that picture - no respect for Michael, his children, his family, his friends and his fans (us)!

This is how TMZ shows their gratitude to us for keeping their sleezy site going and helping pay their salary!

Posted at 10:21AM on Feb 4th 2010 by astabasta



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/04/michael-jackson-dr-conrad-murray-lapd-d-a-district-attorney-involuntary-manslaughter-arrest-meeting/3#c25229780#ixzz0ea7nv0F8

Oh astabasta I think TMZ might have actually meant well with this one. I think they used this one as if to say MJ would find both the LAPD & D.A.'s office sort of like the 'keystone kops' or something. Like he's making fun of the whole thing for becoming like a 'circus' BEFORE it's even begun. I know TMZ uses some whacked out pics but it's definitely obvious(lately anyway) that someone in their office has gotten the message with all our complaints about the MJ pics. There is 'improvement' in that area I think. Yeah, it's sure been sloooooooowwwww but definitely SOME improvement. I just took THIS particular pic to have been used in a tongue-in-cheek manner. As I posted above, it's almost like you can actually HEAR MJ's thoughts on the whole matter with his sweet, ever-patient words & tone of voice.....:)

1692 days ago
45.

Linda Lovelest    

2.

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

He was conned into a no win scenario.

Posted at 9:36AM on Feb 4th 2010 by Fred Farkel
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Yeah Fred...this is true.
But I'm not so sure that Michael Jackson and "friends" don't feel that they are already the winners here.

1692 days ago
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