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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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106.

mymjj5    

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 .
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The LAPD established a timeline of 10-12 hours with murray's statement in the affidavit. yet when it came to the surveillance footage they only wanted to establish a timeline from 4 minuts??? Since the case was not a homicide at the time, the officers knew the investigation was ongoing until a cause of death was determined.......pleaszzz with the BS excuses and lies. I'm so glad and gratful for the staffers/ friends of michael's who spoke with the media in 2009.

1230 days ago
107.

Ulja    


I hope, for all that , that video isn't erased. and what is said by TMZ is not more, than the next joke. Otherwise, it is almost impossible to come upon the truth. If the cops were so nonprofessional that they haven't saved a footage and detectives haven't shown due interest to it, haven't found time to look at all at what was at night... There is no possibility that mind will suffice them to reach truth in general. The broken syringe under a bed with fingerprints, you tell... Oh, how it's interesting as if it is the last chance to get the truth.

1229 days ago
108.

Cherwood    

Fun, fun, fun....
This.....is TOO much....
And notice that the story NEVER says the tape was ERASED, it only says LAPD only viewed 4 mins of the footage and never saw the other 23 hrs. and 56 mins.....
Another thing, this story never clarifies if the Security Company would've kept a duplicate copy--they're a BUSINESS, so I don't see them giving their final MASTER copy to the LAPD...especially since this is MICHAEL we're talking. For all they knew, they may have been hauled into court themselves. So when the LAPD came calling for that tape, I HIGHLY doubt they didn't retain their own copy for legal protection.....
Thing is, this does APPEAR to be bad for the Prosecution, but is it really? Think about it: this means they can prove their Timeline theory against Murray which is what they want. The crux is, will the Judge allow the tape to be entered as evidence if there is NO way to see who else came and went during those 24 hrs?
And it still doesn't change the fact that there are receipts showing that MURRAY purchased the Propofol, not to mention his deposition to the lAPD where he ADMITTED he gave Michael the Benzos and Propofol.....
I REALLY wish the Estate would get involved in this case. It's a crying shame that the Family AND the Estate are virtually sitting on their thumbs while Murray and Co. attempt to make a MOCKERY out of Michael's death....that alone IRRITATES me about BOTH sides to NO end....
And NO showing up in court, looking the part does NOT count....
Cher
MJJ Justice League 2009--WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!

1229 days ago
109.

rachel1970    

8, hey there stevo, you're naming names in tupacs death? pretty bold, hope you have proof of that...
your point is though that you think the LAPD is incompetent...I think theres more to this case (michael's) so keep an open mind...
As far as tupac, some closure would be nice...
people have long thought tupac is alive, I'm on the fence about it...
I would tend to say no, but anything is possible...
Give Conrad his day in court...

LOVE LIVES...forever

1229 days ago
110.

rachel1970    

107, it should be OBVIOUS...thats what it is...
you sir, are very right...

beLIEve that LOVE LIVES forever...

LIVES...:)

1229 days ago
111.

noneya    

michael is ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1229 days ago
112.

Ulja    

You rabid fans are morons whining here day after day!

Posted at 7:14 PM on Mar 18, 2011 by Kimbo
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Admirers (or fans) are here day after day because malicious haters on these boards are slandering Michael, naming him drug addict and etc. partially trying by that way to acquit actions of murey. Clever people know titles of narcotic drugs and many other medicines. Only stupid will name the person using medicines for sleep by the addict. Don't think that only idiots, not being able to distinguish addict and not knowing a title of drugs are around.

1229 days ago
113.

mysteria333    

poppy-****.....Michael is alive and the video tapes would prove it thats why they were erased...he's in a witness protection program,,, but since everyone on the planet knows who he is ,, his death had to be faked......period !!!!! they know how quickly most people believe any and every thing they see and hear on tv,, so faking his death as easy.. and i'm glad they did fake his death considering the shabby way michael was treated by the media..but he will return someday in the near future,,, he will !!!! i will pray for him everyday from now on.. GOD bless him...

1229 days ago
114.

barbarag5    

WHAT A CROCK OF ****!!! THE COPS PROBABLY GOT OUT THE POPCORN AND WATCHED THE WHOLE 24HRS---MORE THAN ONCE!!! MICHAEL JACKSON WAS AN INTERNATIONAL STAR!!! WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD ERASE A DEATH SCENE TAPE OF SOMEONE OF THIS MAGNITUDE?????NOBODY!!IF ANYTHING, ONE OF THEM WOULD HAVE DOWNLOADED A COPY FOR THEMSELVES TO KEEP AND SHOW OFF OR TO SELL ON EBAY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!AND WHY WOULD THE COPS PULL THE VIDEO? IF THERE WAS NO CRIME?? IN THE FIRST PLACE??I MEAN IF IT WAS CONSIDERED A HEART ATTACK, WHY LOOK AT A SURVAILENCE TAPE??AND IF THEY DID CONFISCATE IT, THEN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN PUT IN A BAG AND PLACED IN THE EVIDENCE ROOM!!!I MEAN, ITS NOT LIKE THE JACKSON HOME ONLY HAD THE ONE DISC TO USE, TO BE TAPED OVER & OVER ON!I HAVE A SNEEKY SUSPENSION, THIS TAPE WILL SURFACE---TO THE HIGHEST PAPPARAZZI BIDDER!!!THESE LAPD COPS ARE LYERS! ARE ALL LAPD COPS IN-BREED DOLTS?? OR JUST MOST OF THEM???STUPID CAN LEARN-BUT IGNORANT IS FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...M.F.ING JACKASS'S

1229 days ago
115.

mymjj5.    

Thing is, this does APPEAR to be bad for the Prosecution, but is it really? Think about it: this means they can prove their Timeline theory against Murray which is what they want. The crux is, will the Judge allow the tape to be entered as evidence if there is NO way to see who else came and went during those 24 hrs?
And it still doesn't change the fact that there are receipts showing that MURRAY purchased the Propofol, not to mention his deposition to the lAPD where he ADMITTED he gave Michael the Benzos and Propofol.....
I REALLY wish the Estate would get involved in this case. It's a crying shame that the Family AND the Estate are virtually sitting on their thumbs while Murray and Co. attempt to make a MOCKERY out of Michael's death....that alone IRRITATES me about BOTH sides to NO end....
And NO showing up in court, looking the part does NOT count....
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Hi Cherwood
Your post was alright I guess. Please clarify something for me. What exactly does this mean: Thing is, this does APPEAR to be bad for the Prosecution, but is it really? Think about it: this means they can prove their Timeline theory against Murray which is what they want.

Also the Estate nor the Jackson's are a party to the case so what should they do? It's so unfair to say the family is only looking the part (jmo).

1228 days ago
116.

TSIG    

They missed Thome Thome sneaking out of the house.

The FBI needs to do a federal investigation into Jackson's death: Thome Thome, Al Malkin, Colony Capital et al. It was all about gaining control of Jackson's assets: his two catalogues and everything else he owned. Thome Thome told Jackson that he was not to question the business deals he was arranging, and he arranged for Jackson to get loans from loansharks with astronomical rates that left Jackson with no hope of ever paying off the loans, although Jackson never knew this fact. The mobsters and shady characters who gave him the loans never wanted the loans paid off - they wanted the collateral (his catalogues). Only DAYS after Jackson was killed, Colony Capital made a "discreet inquiry" seeking to outright buy Jackson's share of the ATV catalogue. Branca told him it wasn't for sale.

This was MURDER 1, and Dr. Conrat Murder was paid to give Jackson the final "push" over the edge. FBI, WHERE ARE YOU??????????????????????

1228 days ago
118.

Pegasus    

Judge in California will not Sanction Defense Team

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/02/california.murray.trial/index.html?

1228 days ago
119.

allforlove    

Yup!! This is only more proof that Michael is ALIVE!!! Please come back Michael, We miss and LOVE you!!!
I WILL NEVER LET YOU PART FOR YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART!!!

1228 days ago
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