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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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76.

Ulja    

Without records from videocameras (footages) , the court trial will be just the same unprofessional as doctor's care of Michael, actions of the policemen along with everything else. Everything and everyone in this case are hidden "Behind the mask" of nonprofessionalism

1215 days ago
77.

Tellit    

LMAO....
A likely story!!!

Lying devils.

MJs self-contrived "death" is the biggest (so far) successful cover-up in LAs history.

For over a year the public was told that these tapes were missing.
Never watched the entire surveillance tape?!!!
BS BS BS

lmao....
lying s***bags....
but then of course LAPD is notorious for being that.

1215 days ago
78.

Tellit    

How amazingly convenient. NOW....
the big question is.....
Is the Judge in on this charade also?

His future actions/inactions will tell that tale.

1215 days ago
79.

mymjj5    

Just another big old dead pedophile, thanks for the music *******.
Posted at 11:54 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by anni
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Please leave Elvis alone.

1215 days ago
81.

kathy    

That is convenient.
Murder.

1215 days ago
82.

Breakofdawn    

Anyone still has doubts that he is alive?

MICHAEL JACKSON ALIVE!!!!

1215 days ago
83.

mymjj5    

If the LAPD would have maintained the footage that proves the exact time murray arrived at holmby hills it would either corroborate or obliterate the police affidavit.
IMO: Since the LAPD deliberately erased the footage, the surveillance information blew murray's story (affidavit) completely out of the water. murray is a liar and a killer who did not act alone. the surveillance would have proved it once and for all.......and it did (jmo)

1215 days ago
84.

Puckett    

Their excuse for allowing evidence in the case to be destroyed is completely unacceptable. A jury won't look favorably on it. At best it looks like the police were incomplete in their handling of the death scene / possible crime scene, and at worst they intentionally destroyed evidence that contradicted their allegations he was murdered.

1215 days ago
85.

Shree    

I've never been in law enforcement, but I find it very difficult to believe any cop worth a flip would -destroy- evidence already in hand just because an unexpected death "might not" turn into a homicide investigation. Aren't cops SUPPOSED to suspect the worst from everyone, or is that just on TV?

1215 days ago
86.

nita    

This is bullShi$ at its finest! LAPD AINT SH%$

1215 days ago
87.

Siggisis    

It makes no sense whatsoever that 23 hours and 56 minutes of the surveillance tape should have been erased. Why erase it? The tape doesn´t take up less space with only the remaining four minutes on it!
It can´t have been a mistake, since exactly the timeframe Michael arrives at Holmby Hills is there.
WTF :-/

1215 days ago
88.

I Hate MJ    

Wacko Jacko won't be backo.

1215 days ago
89.

Siggisis    

Posted at 2:52 PM on Mar 16, 2011 by Dumb Ass MiMi

I wasn´t talking to you.

1215 days ago
90.

mymjj5    

great post siggisis. I agree!

1215 days ago
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