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Sheriff's Deputies

Feel Used

By Jackson Family

7/24/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Some L.A. County Sheriff's deputies feel "used and manipulated" by Michael Jackson's family members who reported Katherine Jackson missing ... this according to Sheriff's Dept. sources.

Members of the Dept. familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... they believe MJ's family members knew Katherine was not in danger but used the Sheriff's Dept. as a "pawn in the middle of a family game."

Sheriff's sources grouse that their budget has been severely cut which makes bogus claims sting even more than usual.  They believe the end game here is money.

As you know ... MJ's brothers and sisters want Michael's will invalidated so they can get a piece of the pie.  But there's a BIG problem.  If the will is invalidated, the prior will gets resurrected, and under that document Michael's siblings are completely cut out.

Sheriff's spokesperson Steve Whitmore tells TMZ, "We don't feel manipulated.  We respond professionally to all such reports."

BTW ... no matter what the family's motives, the Sheriff's Dept. will continue to investigate the claims.


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46.

myopinion    

The Jackson's should be responsible for the cost of law enforcemrnt NOT the taxpayers....Something isn't right about this whole situation.

633 days ago
47.

LDB    

This family is f**cked up

633 days ago
48.

SuzyQ    

Poor kids. I guess Michael was right. He wanted to stay away from the media and his family. Now his kids are having to deal with this at a early age. Jacksons should be all ashamed of themselves and Michael's kids should hide in another state from them until they are 18 and can live on their own. What are those dummies teaching those 3 children? Money comes first, family last. What a sick way to live. I hope the children stick to the way Michael raised them. Family is always first!!!! (That is the way most people live, unless they have a crazy family too.) Good luck to you 3 children. You have each other! Stay strong! Don't give in to the family pressure!

633 days ago
49.

SuzyQ    

I think the adult Jackson's (Jermaine, Janet, Randy, etc.) should have a restraining order put on them so they can't be around Prince, Paris and Blanket. The kids are the ones in danger and need the protection by the police. I wouldn't say that is a waste of taxpayer's money. The children's/Michael's money is being taxed! I am not sure how Grandma Katherine is involved in this or if she is just a pawn in the game. Very sad what money can do to a family.

633 days ago
50.

MadCharles    

Just do your job. It's called filing a false police report.

633 days ago
51.

gloria    

You get paid to do your job, so suck it up!

633 days ago
52.

gloria    

I think grandmas' mind is not so clear anymore and she is being taken advantage of. The best thing for those children would be to keep the whole klan away from them. This family has been sampling the koolaid once too often. Joe is probably behind this whole conspiracy.

633 days ago
53.

Angie    

Katherine did not protect MJ from Joe so what made him think she could protect his children? Katherine is old, weak and flowing as much money to everyone but it is not enough so? MJ's greedy, talentless sibs are gonna try to manipulate his kids. Only an honest judge lies between his children and his greedy sibs.

633 days ago
54.

get real    

Who is legally entitled to custody of MJS Kids if Mrs J. isnt around?

633 days ago
55.

Marilyn    

Now I understand why this family had no clue what was going on with Michael, he had nothing to do with them! Totally disappointed with Janet didn't know she is broke as well,If they were not so greedy I am sure MJ's kids would take care of them when they had control of their inheiretance, now they need to get as far away as possible if they want to be sane adults. Thumbs up to Paris dont let your Uncles and Aunts get a dime. Sorry for Mrs.J poor woman must be torn.

632 days ago
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