Authorities may be building a manslaughter case as part of the investigation into Michael Jackson’s untimely death.
The Associated Press reports that police and DEA agents are searching the offices of Dr. Conrad Murray.
"The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter," Conrad’s attorney, Edward Chernoff said in a statement.
He added that cops from the Los Angeles Police Department spent hours in Conrad’s Houston clinic, and they copied an undisclosed amount of files from a hard drive as well as 21 documents.
Police have not said what information was taken from the office, but they asserted Wednesday that he’s not considered as suspect in Michael ‘s death because “no crime report” lists him as such.
"Based on Dr. Murray’s minute-by-minute and item-by-item description of Michael Jackson’s last days, he should not be a target of criminal charges," Ed said in a statement given a day before the search started.
Conrad has been interviewed twice since June 25, when the pop icon passed away after her went into sudden cardiac arrest. The coroner’s office would also like to speak with him, but they might only be able to sit down with Ed, who would answer on the doctor’s behalf.
Authorities are still trying to figure out what caused his death. The results of his autopsy may not be available until next week at the earliest.
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