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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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31.

HumanNature    

NOW, WHOSE FINGER PRINTS IS ON THE ERASE BUTTON??????

1284 days ago
32.

mj fan forever    

IF THE TAPE RECIRCULATES EVERY 24 HOURS IT'S COMPLETELY NORMAL THAT IT HAS BEEN ERASED!! HOWEVER, ERASED OR NOT, THE ONLY THING WHO REALLY MATTERS IS THAT MURDERER WAS WITH MICHAEL IN THAT ROOM AND HE HID THE PROOFS BEFORE CALLING THE 911, HE AND HE ONLY MADE THOSE CHOISES!!! HE WAS HIS DOCTOR AND HE TOOK DECISIONS, JUST AS HE LIKED SO MUCH TO REPEAT WITH ALL HIS ARROGANCE!!! OBVIOUSLY NOW HE DOESN'T LIKE IT ANYMORE!!! HENCE, EVEN IF HE HOPES TO FIND A LOOPHOLE FOR GIVING THE FAULT TO ANY OTHER, IT'S A CONCRETE FACT THAT HE IS THE ONLY GUILTY AND MUST ROT IN A F PRISON EVEN IF HE IS TRYING TO AVOID IT - OF COURSE!!!

1284 days ago
33.

MJ-poor_guy    

TMZ - do you really believe that readers are not able to think?

For this case it's NOT important, when and who ENTERED the house, because Michael Jackson DIDN'T die IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE!

It's more important, WHAT HAPPENED IN the house, in the room, Murray treated Michael Jackson - do you understand this difference?

But it seems, for YOU only new stories are important.

1284 days ago
34.

Ulja    


@///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. ///
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Only 4 minutes? What for these 4 minutes were necessary at all? ... Don't play the fool. Vials and any other stuff (trash)has been delivered into LAPD, and records don't matter?Come on.

1284 days ago
35.

mariam    

I;m not from LA or Hollywood, but it seems there are so many slips and unexplainable things about MJs death, the tours, him living in different countries trying to escape something and finally being overdosed with propofol. Now the surveilance tapes have been erased. How stupid do they think the world is? We all know something happened to the best entertainer of all time. He was killed under a conspiracy of some kind of network, or hes still alive.

1284 days ago
36.

livereater    

i'm sorry, i must have missed the part about 'why was mj's house under surveillance by the LAPD in the 1st place knowing that mj last came home at 12:30am?'

1284 days ago
37.

BEVERLY    

To me,who entered the house does not mean a big whoppie,It was Dr Murray ,who set up the IV,and it was Dr Murray who gave Michael "propofol"and who had been giving Michael the med everynight without any equipment for safeguarding Michael should a problem arise,To give a dangerous drug,along with the drug being addictive every night,so Michael could perform,knowing Michael would end up one of two ways.dead or a addict,which already there was a problem,After the 50 concerts were over,WHAT THEN,Where would Michael get the propofol,Dr Murray was setting himself up for drugging for money

1284 days ago
38.

Medusa    

"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."

That's the biggest piece of bull**** I've ever heard in my life. How dumb do they think everyone is?

1284 days ago
39.

Ulja    


Posted at 5:29 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by MJ-poor_guy

For this case it's NOT important, when and who ENTERED the house, because Michael Jackson DIDN'T die IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE!

It's more important, WHAT HAPPENED IN the house, in the room, Murray treated Michael Jackson - do you understand this difference?
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All does matter... and this does tooooooo ! (not only trash like empty and full bottles)

1284 days ago
40.

pogue    

OMG How dumb can the LAPD be? Unbelievable.

1284 days ago
41.

Jules    

MJ's home wasn't "under surveillance" from the LAPD it was security video from his home. It is like most others it records a 24 hour period and then erases and tapes another 24 hours. The LAPD only copied 4 minutes worth and it recirculated and continued the taping process. Not sure why they wouldn't watch or copy more but it wasn't at the time a suspicious death. So the questions will continue.

1284 days ago
42.

Ulja    

All clever people know and understand that Michael Jackson wasn't the addict. Only stupid and ignorant, and also provokers and haters state that he was. Autopsy has shown that he didn't abuse any medicines, there was a sharp individual, one-time poisoning!

1284 days ago
43.

Ulja    


Posted at 5:58 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by Jules


but it wasn't at the time a suspicious death.
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Really? It was the unexpected, unnatural death. is it normal and not suspicious????

1284 days ago
44.

Best Mom    

I really believe all you need is a 6th grade education to become an LAPD cop! How stupid, stupid, stupid are they! Michael Jackson was one of the most famous persons on earth -- and between all of those cops at his home on June 25, not one of them had a working brain cell that would have raised the red flag about Michael's death?? I am so livid at the LAPD's stupidity! I urge everyone to keep praying that Michael Jackson receives the justice he deserves! Justice for Michael, NOW!

1284 days ago
45.

tiger is a fraud    

So what the drug addict, wacko jacko died? He knew sucking on propofol 24/7 would kill him. Typical of a junky, he didn't care. Good riddence! Now those kids he neglected can live a normal life. This is great news for Murray whom wacko sucked into his evil plot. I bet this whole thing will be thrown out. Wacko was a druggy, end of story. Plus being a child molester. Good riddence!!

1284 days ago
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