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AG’s office enters Michael Jackson death probe

By Josh Richman
Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 2:44 pm in Jerry Brown.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced today that, at the Los Angeles Police Department’s request, agents from his office have launched an independent probe into matters uncovered in the investigation of “King of Pop” Michael Jackson’s death.

“Responding to a request from the LAPD, agents from my office will investigate several physicians whose names have come up in the course of the Michael Jackson death inquiry,” Brown said in a news release. “This investigation is at its earliest stages, and no conclusions can be drawn at this point.”

LAPD met Aug. 20 with representatives from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to discuss information uncovered during its investigation. Brown’s release said BNE agents will review relevant records and documents in coming weeks, but LAPD remains the primary agency respsonsible for investigating Jackson’s death.

The Attorney General’s office maintains a prescription drug monitoring system, known as CURES (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System), designed to identify and deter drug abuse and diversion through accurate and rapid tracking of controlled substances.

First Anna Nicole Smith, now Michael Jackson. Who’ll be the next celebrity-death case jacket to be opened in Brown’s office?

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  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Hey Josh, this sort of celeb investigation is taken seriously in LA. The Bay Area will take its turn when the AG investigates ill health in the sea lion community.

  • Elwood

    This just in: