You have to wonder if authorities would try nearly as hard to get to the bottom of a death involving an Average Joe. On the other hand, this probe may once again highlight the dangers of prescription drugs.
By JUAN A. LOZANO and THOMAS WATKINS
The Associated Press
HOUSTON — A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s doctor says police who searched the physician’s north Houston clinic were searching for evidence of manslaughter.
Dr. Conrad Murray had been interviewed by police as a witness to the pop star’s death, but has not been considered a suspect.
Los Angeles police and agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration searched the Armstrong Medical Clinic on Wednesday for about 2 1/2 hours. Authorities said they were searching for documents.
“The search warrant authorized law enforcement to search for and seize items, including documents, they believed constituted evidence of the offense of manslaughter,” Ed Chernoff, Murray’s attorney, said in a statement posted on his law firm’s Web site.