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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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61.

janicebyrne    

The video isn't needed anyway. Murray's team is only clutching at straws and trying to pass the buck.

1233 days ago
62.

MJ-poor_guy    

Who told TMZ that story?
The LAPD themself?
Conrad Murray's lawyers?
Judge Pastor?

Or any other "sources" of TMZ?

Who knows, that story is true?

1233 days ago
63.

Italia    


TO: No. 61 [fordtocarr] who wrote:
“OKAY people think this out.
Here are the tapes .. even if the cops think they are not important at the time...Do they take the intentional time of ERASING them? Wouldn't they simply not play them? Turn it off. Set into evidence boxes? Just say no info on them. But to ERASE? WHY ERASE? Just turn it off...not erase. And also, it is a LOOP. The first place that would erase IF STILL PLUGGED INTO THE CAMERA in the surveillance spot, would have been THE OLDEST scene.!!!...”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Correct. It seems what the cops erased was probably everything the cops did while they were in there.

1233 days ago
64.

shamon    

I want you back!

RIP MJ <3
XO

1233 days ago
65.

Ulja    

unintentional overdose because of incompetence and a negligence of "doc", after that- unintentional record self-destruction on footage (it is something like because of incompetence too), everything around is due to incompetence and naivety, anything bad comes of unintentional actions of prof expecting nothing bad! All ones have such innocent kind , but all ones are greedy to money! Indeed there is nothing ridiculous here! The story about Michael's poor nose of haters seems only naive and a bit ridiculous in that case.

1233 days ago
66.

thetruth    

Sounds to me like the LAPD is tampering with evidence again. I wonder who is really in control here. Maybe someone persuaded them to erase it so that Conrad,or someone else, could get away with murder.

1233 days ago
67.

katie10    

A few clips have leaked to youtube. I wonder if this will screw up the defense. JUSTIcE FOR MJ !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6lP2RHHSrU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCj2lLKClRA

Posted at 9:01 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by james

SICK HEAD...no one is going to open up your perverted youtube videos, you crazy fool! and, we know who you are. NOW, you've been doing this for months now, all night last night too. everyone knows you're a freak. Go play back on youtube.

1233 days ago
68.

handisnack    

Wow.. This is a huge blow.
This is crazy..are you seriously going to believe this?!

1233 days ago
69.

mjwasthedevil    

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!

Posted at 6:07 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by Ulja
Pot kettle ignorant hater. Obviously you didn't read the autopsy findings. Tons of drugs in his system. Wacko was a junky. Wake up. Wacko was a no good junky for yrs. Why are you rabid wacko fans so ignorant to actual facts?

So the tape got erased. The LAPD knew Wacko was a junky and didn't know the tape was needed which really isn't. Stop getting your panties in a wad about it. I mean you mjfan/human nature and all your nics flooding this place with ignorant comments. You stick out like a sore thumb at all times.

I'm looking forward to a trial that will prove once and for all just how bad wacko was. He was a total fraud. Where were those kids while he was suck'n on his milk 24/7? Neglected!! Taken care of my security since wacko fired their nanny for daring to tell him to get help.

1233 days ago
70.

Sher    

AND....I have a bridge for sale.

1233 days ago
71.

mymjj5    

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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There's no freakin mystery about it. That sorry ass security team can still testify who entered and exited the home during the last 24hours of michael's life. yet those questions were not asked at the prelim. the defense and prosecution are on the same hush money team. why would the LAPD only look at the footage long enough to verify that michael arrived home then just disregard everything else?
the additional footage could have confirmed or obliterated murray's story. Of course nobody who benefits from michael's murder wants that. murray is a freakin liar and he did not act alone. the lost surveillance will not remain a mystery. what happend to michael will not remain a mystery forever. it's not a mystery at all. the fanbasse knows better than that.
we live and thrive in a technological era. yet when the most famous man on earth dies at his home, the surveillance is just erased and lost forever. hell sony/aeg should have used their heads. sony could have obtained the rights to that footage and the sales from it would have eclipsed TII 1000 times over. too late now.....right.
never mind just still to the plan to protect an ignoramous nobody like murray because all of you Sony, AEG, LAPD, Murray, security team have michael's blood on your hands, heads and feet.
Murray cannot prove he arrived at Holmby hills before 1:30am to start medications for michael. thanks tmz, thanks LAPD. I knew I was right all along. Murray cannot prove he arrived at holmby hills by 1:30am.
No one should believe TMZ or the LAPD that Michael Jackson arrived home by 12:30am. Not when randy phillips said michael left the staples center at 12:30am.
The surveillance at the staples center would show what time michael actually left. Of course somehow the LAPD or security staff will conventiently take the blame for that "lost" footage as well. Murray is a liar and a killer. This entire ordeal has been calculated and planned. I would not accept a single product under the seven year deal even if were given to me for free.
any footage they show of michael arriving at home should be considered nothing more than a sony entertainment video starring "you" total BS. thumbs down on sony, murray,defense team, prosecution team, lapd, &aeg.

1233 days ago
72.

NelsonH    

Great police work LAPD! Now you can get back to beating up innocent minorities!

1233 days ago
73.

sweetcancer    

Are you kidding me...the cops looked at more than 4 mins of this tape, yeah ok...this whole story gets more bazaar by the minute. All Evidence is kept until it is determined whether or not the person died of natural causes or homicide! Either these investigators are very incompetent (i highly doubt it) or there is something very interesting goin on that they do not want the rest of use to know...I had a strong feeling something like this was going to happen.

1233 days ago
74.

mymjj5    

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.
Posted at 5:29 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by MJ-poor_guy
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If that surveillance footage showed murray arriving after 1:30am, it would ****ter his sworn statement in the police affidavit. I wonder if that footage shows murray's car parked outside as stated by the AP. Murray already stated that michael called him around 1:00 am complaining of dehydration. (no phone records of the call were produced).
If michael arrived home at 12:30 am and called murray at 1:00am, it makes no sense for the AP to claim that murray's car was seen parked at holmby hills as michael arrived.

Murray was not there as he claimed. Murray is lying. The LAPD along with some very wealthy people who hate michael and don't play to lose are covering up michael's murder...

.....and they will "temporarily" get away with it. Everybody will be exposed. Somehow, someway, the truth will surface.

the only reason that the surveillance footage is gone is because the truth surfaced.

1233 days ago
75.

mymjj5    

correction:
never mind just "stick" to the plan to protect an ignoramous nobody like murray because all of you Sony, AEG, LAPD, Murray, security team have michael's blood on your hands, heads and feet.

btw: as far as I'm concerned every single last person connected with Sony, and AEG have forever lost their stature as illustrious businessmen in the entertainment industry.
I will forever associate the terms "liar", "cover up" and "murderer" with both of these organizations.

1233 days ago
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