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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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16.

unbelievable    

What the LAPD and the DA fail to remember is that this is NOT about them. This IS about JUSTICE for MICHAEL!

They need to get over their ridiculous ego trips and arrest like any other criminal. Handcuffs and chains and drag his murdering butt into a courtroom to face the music. He should be charged with murder - not manslaughter.

This whole thing just proves how incompetent California authorities really are.

Shame on them for not staying focused on the matter at hand (justice for Michael) and allowing their power trips to control the situation.

1700 days ago
17.

a fan    

CM has his reality series all lined up. Just needs to get this little problem out of the way.

1700 days ago
18.

ric    

Lol. This guy flies all the way to LA just to get arrested, walks around town, visits cemeteries and all that and STILL he can't get arrested.

1700 days ago
19.

a fan    

The real source of contention between the police and DA is that after all the work the police did they want him punished and the DA wants to give him probation or weekends in jail.

1700 days ago
20.

Shan Shan    

If I remember correctly, when they were trying to nail Michael on those bogus molestation charges they did not let him come in at 5:30 am with a BAIL BONDSMAN and walk in UNHANDCUFFED. They handcuffed Michael for the world to see. So,there is no way Murray should be able to walk in without CUFFS. NO WAY!!!! There is never any justice for Michael.

1700 days ago
21.

MiMi    

I had a feeling it was not going down this week.

Jerks need to put their egos aside and do what is right for once.

1700 days ago
22.

Tinkerbell    

I think somehow they have police brutality involved with this case when it does come time for Murray to be handcuffed or whatever and brought to court by the lapd.

1700 days ago
23.

dirty diana    

l/a it's happening here, lol

1700 days ago
24.

Pink Daisy    

9. 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.

Posted at 10:34PM on Feb 4th 2010 by King of TMZ

The current L.A. DA is not the one that was in office when Sneddon went after MJ in 1993. But he has been in office since 2000. He was re-elected to his 3rd term. So, he was around for the 2005 trial, but was LA County involved then or was it only Santa Barbara County?

1700 days ago
25.

Luv-Lee    

O..M..G!!!! WHO REALLY CARES HOW THIS MAN GETS ARRESTED??? JUST ARREST HIS A$$!!! LOCK HIM UP AND ARGUE ABOUT THE SPECIFIC WHILE HE IS BEHIND BARS!!! HELLO?? HE KILLED SOMEBODY!!! THIS ISNT ABOUT PROPS OR BRAGGING RIGHTS!!! WHAT THE H E L L IS GOING ON OVER THERE IN CALIFORNIA????????
JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!!!!
GONE TOO SOON!!!
R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON!!! :'(

1700 days ago
26.

Cali MJ Fan    

THIS IS TOTAL BS! The DA is making a deal with someone who KILLED another human, just to save face? WHAT THE HELL?

CUFF MURRAY

I SUPPORT LAPD
I SUPPORT LAPD
I SUPPORT LAPD
I SUPPORT LAPD
I SUPPORT LAPD

1700 days ago
27.

JLS    

I want to SEE this horrible man cuffed and treated like he killed somebody because he DID. He killed the greatest performer that every lived. There is a price for his negligence. To treat him as if he didn't pay parking tickets is absurd.

1700 days ago
28.

Pink Daisy    

1. TMZ, are you yanking our chains??
2. Is someone yanking your chain? Are you all being fed false information? Have your reliable sources on this whole thing dried up? Is someone sending you a message?

3. Is this the 2nd or 3rd announcement that the arrest is going down?
4. Are you as tired of this as we are?


We miss and love you, MJ.

1700 days ago
29.

JLS    

Ohhhhhh, Tom Sneddon! Now there is a toxic man. Him and is empty witch hunt....I hate him.

1700 days ago
30.

Linda Lovelest    

* Have you ever heard of such a thing!? lol This kind of BS only happens in the Wild Wild West.

They are undecided about what to do?! Because Michael Jackson is not dead.

Smoke & mirrors....S&M....rofl

1700 days ago
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