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Michael Jackson Surveillance Video Erased

3/16/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The surveillance video of Michael Jackson's home the day he died has been erased -- lost forever, because the LAPD never knew MJ's death would turn into a criminal case.

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TMZ broke the story ... the LAPD only copied 4 minutes of footage from the surveillance videos trained on Michael's house the day he died.  The video shows Jackson coming home from rehearsal at around 12:30 AM. 

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers will ask a judge today to order authorities to turn over the nearly 24 hours of surveillance video surrounding MJ's death.

But here's what we found out.  The tape recirculates every 24 hours, and when the LAPD pulled the video shortly after MJ's death, the case was not a homicide investigation so all cops wanted to do was establish a time line -- so the only relevance of the video was showing when MJ entered the home.

We're told cops never looked at the rest of the surveillance video.

The video would have shown who entered the house and when, on the day MJ died.  It will now and forever remain a mystery.

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iFart    

Ugh, I was afraid of something like this. The beLIEvers and conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with this...maybe they're onto something.

1213 days ago
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Lori    

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Some people have fun on this site with impersonating but just be careful under the new law passed in California okay???? Just a heads up:
AND THEN THE ENTIRE CODE POSTED
Posted at 1:17 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by Susan62509
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What the hell are you talking about? WHERE on this story did someone "impersonate" (I'm guessing you?, or why would you have posted it).

Sheesh...it's a COMMENT section on a GOSSIP site...get over yourself.

1213 days ago
18.

Nancy    

Please, just wet my pants...laughing...

1213 days ago
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Me    

How convenient...I mean, who wouldn't save that footage?
I wouldn't doubt there were cameras all over that house, including his bedroom, that would show everything.
No one will ever "really" know what happened that day,
they made sure of it. I'm very surprised those tapes weren't confiscated to begin with. The whole thing is just suspicious.

1213 days ago
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Ijustcantstoplovingu    

No one will ever "really" know what happened that day,
they made sure of it. I'm very surprised those tapes weren't "

Yes your right, what "really" happened that day and the "other day" ummm

L.O.V.E & Light to all

1213 days ago
21.

Faith    

How convenient. There is nothing that adds up in this case at all. I believe even more that he is alive now....I mean c'mon!!!! The tapes are a vital piece of evidence and they are erased???????? There is no wonder that the believers think he's alive....it's been nearly 2 years now and that belief is not waivering...wonder why????

1213 days ago
22.

truthBtold    

Is there any way as a nation we can just fire the total of LAPD? Maybe Cal. does just need to drop off the map. I mean we do pay their pay check by our taxes for them to do little but screw the world of the innocent & make the USA look like total fools.

1213 days ago
23.

Miss Q    

BULLS---!!!!!!!
What is this crap?? WHO ARE THEY TRYING TO PROTECT!?!?!?!?!?

1213 days ago
24.

mija    

LAPD's finest. The most well known evidence botching police department.

1213 days ago
25.

smb    

LAPD, WTF? How dumb can you get????

1213 days ago
26.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

lets ask ***********

1213 days ago
27.

TruthWillPrevail    

Another fact that MJ is alive....

1213 days ago
28.

RealityBites    

Someone in his family needs to give them the tapes from inside the house that they stole...actually everything they stole needs to be given to the police. I see a mistrial coming and they take part of the blame for that as well....such losers, I feel for those 3 innocent kids.

1213 days ago
29.

Ulja    

Who has erased records from videocameras???? It that a joke? Early in the last century criminals were erasing fingerprints in the crime scenes, now- records from videocameras.... Who has made it?

1213 days ago
30.

Vault101    

Yea LAPD, always showing others how not to run a police department...

1213 days ago
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