'No Red Flag' in Jackson Doc Interview: LAPD

2nd autopsy done for family, but likely without singer's brain
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2009 2:26 PM CDT
Joe Jackson, father of the late pop star Michael Jackson, right, waves to supporters as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and his son Yusef Jackson look on in Los Angeles on Friday, June 26, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)
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(Newser) – Los Angeles police interviewed Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, for 3 hours last night and found “no red flag” or indication of foul play in the pop icon's death, a source tells the LA Times. The LAPD says Murray is cooperating and is not a suspect, but Jackson's family doesn't want him cleared just yet, TMZ reports. They doubt his ability as a doctor and want a criminal investigation.

A second autopsy commissioned by the family will yield results in a few days. But without Jackson's brain—which the coroner likely kept to perform a neuropathology test—they won't know whether he suffered past overdoses or brain damage from drugs. The family, assembled in Los Angeles, is putting together plans for a public memorial or funeral.

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