Cops: No Charges in Whitney's Death

It's not a 'criminal matter,' says Beverly Hills department
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 5:45 PM CDT
Whitney Houston in 2010.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
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(Newser) – Authorities have officially closed the investigation of Whitney Houston's death and will not be filing any charges, reports E! Online. "We have determined that this is not a criminal matter," the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. That had been a possibility given the traces of cocaine found in Whitney's body and hotel room. The singer died on February 11 after drowning in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. TMZ has the 911 call from a hotel staffer.

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