Brown Launches Independent Investigation into Physicians Revealed in the Course of the Michael Jackson Death Investigation

Friday, August 28, 2009
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Los Angeles – Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that, at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department, agents from his office have launched an independent investigation into matters uncovered in the Michael Jackson inquiry.

“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. “This investigation is at its earliest stages, and no conclusions can be drawn at this point.”

On August 20, 2009, the LAPD met with representatives from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) and the Drug Enforcement Administration to discuss information uncovered during its investigation into the death of Michael Jackson.

In the coming days and weeks, BNE agents will review relevant records and documents.

The LAPD is the primary agency responsible for the investigation into the death of Michael Jackson. The Attorney General’s office will continue to assist the LAPD as necessary.

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

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