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)

(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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Apr 12, 2012 7:38 AM CDT
Well duh you can't charge someone who's already dead, brilliant police work you guys go get some donuts for all your hard work.
Apr 11, 2012 8:21 PM CDT
I bet some of these folk are utter attention wh*res, so if they say there ain't nuthin' to go on you can make book on it.
Apr 11, 2012 6:13 PM CDT
What?! Where's the collective outrage?! Where's the "I am Whitney" tshirts and posters?! Sucks when you don't have a scapegoat to direct all your pent up, unwarranted rage.