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Conrad Murray News Conference

2/5/2010 4:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad Murray In the rockiest start to a criminal prosecution ever .... we're now told that Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers plan on holding a news conference near the courthouse where Dr. Murray was set to be arraigned today in the death of Michael Jackson.

We're told attorneys Ed Chernoff and J. Michael Flanagan will publicly complain that they have become pawns in a feud between the L.A. County D.A. and the LAPD.

Although Chernoff's publicist told TMZ this morning Dr. Murray will come to the courthouse ... it's unclear if he'll be at the news conference.

Unless things change in the next hour, criminal charges will not be filed against Dr. Murray today.

TMZ broke the story about the feud between the D.A. and the LAPD over how Dr. Murray is brought to court. The D.A. was working with Murray's lawyers for a voluntary surrender ... the LAPD wants to place him under arrest and bring him into court.

Of course, TMZ will cover the news conference live ... we're guessing it should go down around 1:30 PM PT.

: Ed Chernoff just confirmed the news conference, but said due to "safety concerns" it will be held at a park 12 blocks from the courthouse. He did not say if Dr. Murray will be there.

UPDATE 2: A spokesman for the Sheriff's Department confirms the press conference will be moved, but says there were no "safety concerns."

Steve Whitmore: Click to watchUPDATE: 3: We called the park where the news conference was supposed to go down and the park person said he was contacted by someone and told them they absolutely could not have a news conference there because a permit had not been taken out.

UPDATE 4: Dr. Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, took his notice of a news conference off his official website. The plot thickens.

: Now Chernoff's website says the news conference will be held at Polliwog Park, 3 miles from the courthouse.


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mrez golucky    

Yikes! Let's get this over with!

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1728 days ago

Just my opinion    

Michael Jackson is/was GUILTY also.

1728 days ago

For MJ    

ON and ON it goes......

1728 days ago


What about this doesn't the LA DA's office get? This is a MURDER charge-we don't let people surrender for those! I am embarrassed to live in LA. The LAPD are correct-they need to arrest him and bring him forth to be arraigned. This continues to be in Dr. Murray's favor and that is just WRONG.

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1728 days ago


I really think that Dr. Murray is hiding so that people and the Jackson family will never know the real truth behind what really killed Michael Jackson. I think he is just a coward in sheeps clothing! Not only that he really doesn't want to fess up to what his role was around Michael Jackson.

1728 days ago

For MJ    

This must so painful for the Jackson family! The kids and Katehrine!

1728 days ago

Cali MJ Fan    

Let's make sure the world hears MJ fans. Please copy and paste the following to all your Twitter Followers for TODAY 2/5/10 at exactly 1:30pm Pacific Time WE have to act fast.

Join together around the world at 130pm Pacific Time Every MJ fan tweet #MichaelJackson & RT 7 times (One for every month)

1728 days ago

For MJ    

Let's just get this over with already.....arrest the fool, book him and throw his money hungry ass in jail!

Painful for Katherine and the kids!

1728 days ago

The Boo    

Told you guys exactly this last night in your other post comment section, #123:

TMZ is soo sloww... :p

1728 days ago


i hope tmz plans to cover the news conference as well as be at the court house this sounds like a diversion.

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Anyone else think that this is a smoke screen to get Conrad to surrender at the courthouse while all the tv and camera guys are 12 blocks away in a park?

If I were you Harvey and Mike, I would TOTALLY be having cameras at both locations!

1728 days ago

patty p    

This is terrible, & disgusting. How Shameful. If they cant do there job correctly- how the Hell is this going to help Michael.
Too bad they cant use common sense here. Its not about them its about Dr Murray- & being charged with Michael Jackson Death.

Can you Imagine- how this Looks all over the WORLD. The LAPD, & The
DA cant do there jobs Well what does that say for this CASE THEN,??
and the state of California.

What a disappointment in Calif.
Patty P

1728 days ago


Tired of injustice
Tired of the schemes
The lies are disgusting
directed at me.
Kicking me down
I got to get up
As jacked as it sounds

***The whole system sucks***

We Want Justice...We want Justice...and we want it NOW

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