State Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced that he has formally asked the Los Angeles Superior Court to suspend the state license of Michael Jackson's doctor until the involuntary manslaughter case against him is completed.
Brown filed documents on behalf of the California Medical Board. The doctor, Conrad Murray, “administered a lethal dose of propofol, as well as other drugs to Michael Jackson,” Brown wrote. “We will argue in court that Murray was reckless in giving Jackson such a dangerous drug and has demonstrated a serious lack of judgment that should prohibit him from practicing medicine.”
Jackson's June death was ruled a homicide, and Murray's alleged administration of powerful anesthetic propofol was cited as a factor in the King of Pop's demise.
On Monday the Associated Press reported that Murray delayed administering CPR and tried to clean up evidence, including the collection of drug vials, as Jackson suffered apparent cardiac arrest on the morning of June 25 at his Holmby Hills residence. A lawyer for Murray, however, denies the allegation and states that the witness' story has changed.