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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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31.

?????    

So now ego is part of the legal process? Why should the DA have ti cater to the LAPD at all. So the LAPD did their job, so now they are owed something? A doctor's malpractice does not put him in the same category as other crimes of murder- and I'm sure that most doctors who find themselves in this situation are not hunted down and handcuffed for everyone to see. Plus, if a person is not running then why would you chase them? The whole thing is just DUMB.

1729 days ago
32.

maxine    

NO SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR MURRAY. MICHAEL WAS HANDCUFFED AND DISPLAYED FOR THE WORLD TO SEE ALTHOUGH HE SURRENDERED AND HE WAS INNOCENT! THIS AGAIN SHOWS HOW CORRUPT THE DA OFFICE IS. GOD I HOPE MICHAEL'S DEATH GET THE JUSTICE HE DESERVED.

1729 days ago
33.

The Boo    

Huzzah?

Is TMZ now reporting that yet another one of it's "next week" predictions regarding Conrad Murray (one of many such "next week" predictions since several months ago...) will not materialize??

I think I just died of shock...

*rolls eyes*

1729 days ago
34.

rainbow4321    

Grrr.posting issues.

Raise your hand if you half expected this to be delayed YET AGAIN! (both hands raised here).
Can they quit with the f'n sibling rivalry between departments here?? Just GET his butt in jail (post perp walk, of course)
So now that we see he and his attorney ae using the delay time for PR video (going to FL while a camera JUST happens to be there)..what's next, heading to MJ's family house, for Christ's sake?? I'm telling ya, they should have sent the TX Rangers after his ass and had them hand deliver him to the court. Let the DA office and LAPD and their egos go have it out somewhere else.

1729 days ago
35.

Pink Daisy    

@Will O

I appreciate your passion but I don't think anyone will be asking Murray for autographs unless they are like the rabid MJ haters who troll the net. The dude killed MJ.

1729 days ago
36.

Jaggen    

seems like it is turning into the circus Hollywood is...

1729 days ago
37.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

18. 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.

Posted at 10:41PM on Feb 4th 2010 by ric


Think I am moving to LA!! Obviously you can get away with anything there! Even after you ADMIT to it they still won't arrest you!!

1729 days ago
38.

murray    

What the hell??? it is stupid...just arrest him and throw him to jail already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1729 days ago
39.

Carl    

They are acting just like Republicans and Democrats right now. So busy fighting with each other that they've completely forgotten their real job is to serve the public.

1729 days ago
40.

HumanNature    

ALL OF THEM ARE A BUNCH OF INCOMPETENT JACKAZZ!!!!

THAT MURDERER NEED TO BE CHAIN, SHACKLE, BOOK AND THROWN INTO JAIL !!!

1729 days ago
41.

Whop der it is    

Now I know the true meaning of "I can't even get Friggin arrested in this town" LOL.

1729 days ago
42.

ric    

Think I am moving to LA!! Obviously you can get away with anything there! Even after you ADMIT to it they still won't arrest you!!

Posted at 11:00PM on Feb 4th 2010 by pmiller



I don't know P-milli, the LAPD and DA's office were much more efficient on L.A. Law. I can't believe that TV lied to me.

1729 days ago
43.

damon    

the cops were pist cause they have not been given there cut of selling that info to the networks and tmz b4 it happens.

1729 days ago
44.

Souza    

Oh, the suspence! What a show...

Please compliment the director for me guys!

1729 days ago
45.

Dy    

Incompetent fools. Including you TMZ.

1729 days ago
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