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LAPD/D.A. Feud Derails Dr. Murray Arraignment

2/5/2010 10:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The scheduled arraignment Friday for Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson will not take place as scheduled because of the feud between the L.A. County D.A. and the LAPD over Dr. Murray's surrender.

Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson

As we first reported, the LAPD was bent out of shape -- and that is an understatement -- because the D.A. had kept cops in the dark and had been working with Dr. Murray's lawyers to arrange a voluntary surrender in court at the time of the arraignment.

The plan as of Thursday afternoon: Dr. Murray's lawyers would drive him to the L.A. County Sheriff's Office at the Airport Courthouse in L.A. at 5:30 AM Friday, along with a bail bondsman. Dr. Murray would be booked, post bail and then walk into court without handcuffs or chains.

We're told the LAPD so vehemently objected to the plan ... the D.A. finally backed off. The LAPD wants to arrest Dr. Murray, book him and bring him into court in handcuffs and/or chains -- something that is fairly standard in homicide cases.

The plan has fallen apart and we're told ... as of now ... there will be no arraignment tomorrow.

It's starting out shaky, folks.


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1723 days ago

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

Should have known it wasn't going to happen!!!

1723 days ago

a fan    

I actually do not believe this is the reason. I think they are working on a plea deal and are gonna give CM the weekend to think about it, to decide if he wants to take it or go to trial.

1723 days ago


Sounds to me like a huge waste of taxpayer dollars are being spent on the unorganized, inefficient practices of the DA's office.
All the money wasted by the LAPD investigating this case for months all the while the Mayor of LA announces 1,000 layoffs.

What a bunch of idiots.
I smell another miscarrage of justice like OJ

1723 days ago


What a crock of crap. What is going on?

1723 days ago

Todd da Man    

This makes no sense. So the LAPD wants to grandstand and go out of its way to give this guy a hard time by showing him in public with chains and cuffs? Who really cares since we all know that he is going to make bail anyways, it will be just a temporary matter of him being in cuffs. All this does is gain sympathy for the guy by showing the public that the cops are out of get him and screw him over.

I do not have a position one way or the other as to whether or not the guy is guilty. But it seems to me that when the cops go out of their way to give someone a hard time - especially in LA where lots of people already hate cops to begin with - that is bad news, especially when members of a potential jury will see this and remeber it. That's why OJ got off, because people there hate cops, not because anyone thought he was innocent.

1723 days ago


Sounds like a major pissing contest to me?

1723 days ago


Wow. The courts system in L.A. is just unbelievable.

1723 days ago

King of TMZ    

What do you expect from Ton Sneddon's classmates!!!
sick! I hope these DA gets prosecuted as well for racism and/or discrimination. What the hell!? treat everyone equal. Dogter Murray should be treated as any other criminal.

1723 days ago


This stuff is just getting weirder by the second

1723 days ago


Only in the USA FAMOUS criminals get a plea bargaining! Why do famous people get VIP treatment? WHY? Not fair!
Dr. Murray commited a crime and he should pay for the death of Michael Jackson! He should have know better. BUT GREED of MONEY was more important! Dispicable!

May Michael rest in peace and I sure hope that his children will survive somehow!

1723 days ago


Maybe he was thinking about the plea deal as he sat outside MJ's crypt today.

1723 days ago

dirty diana    

no kidding, think i might move to that area, it is soooooooo easy to get away with anything! I have an idea, why don't you just let HIM waltz in whenever HE feels like it!

1723 days ago


How many times do I have to tell you all...this is just CRAP!!!

They are handling Murray with Michael's crystal studded glove!! This dude is a celebrity already! He’ll be signing autographs outside the court house!!
Just look at how it's been handled so far! Damn near 8 months after Michael's death… Murray might be arrested?? Plus, he can call the shots???
I’m pissed!!

Eff Murray and the DA!

RIP Michael!

1723 days ago

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

UMMM Why can't they just go arrest him they like they do in any other case????

1723 days ago
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