By LINDA DEUTSCH and THOMAS WATKINS (AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The investigation of Michael Jackson's
death is widening as questions intensify about the drugs he
took, the doctors who provided them and the actions of police.
Why didn't police seal the mansion where he had been living?
Why were moving vans seen at the home, and were any items
removed before police wrapped up their search? Why didn't
they get immediate search warrants? Why did they tow away
a doctor's car right after the death but not declare the home
a crime scene?Los Angeles police say proper procedures were
followed based on the circumstances officers encountered when
they were called to the home at 12:21 p.m. on June 25. A doctor
was attending to Jackson and stayed with him when he was placed
in an ambulance at 1:07 p.m. There was no sign of foul play.
"If I was the chief detective on the case, I would have said,
'We don't know what's going on. We should seal the scene,'"
said defense attorney Harland Braun, who has represented
celebrities including Robert Blake, Roseanne and Gary Busey.
"You always have to think of the worst-case scenario and you
have to think fast. I would have sealed the scene just because
it was Michael Jackson."
NOTE THE TIMING:
Chief Bratton speaks on Resignation Los Angeles:
Earlier today, Wed, August 5th, I met with Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa to inform him I, William Bratton
will resign. Oct 31, 2009 Bratton turns in his keys
Gun and Badge to the City and heads East.
LA awaits a new Chief.
THIS CASE IS STILL OPEN.