New documents arise in Notorious B.I.G. murder case

Newly found police documents reportedly prove that The Notorious B.I.G. wasn’t killed by rogue cops as charged by the slain rapper’s family.

According to an article in The Los Angeles Times, the police documents reveal how the theory of Russell Poole, an LAPD detective assigned to the case, was put together and grew from the probe of detectives Brian Tyndall and Greg Grant, who were investigating a bank robbery that David A. Mack was involved in. Mack, a former cop, was later convicted.

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New task force assigned to B.I.G. case

A new task force of senior homicide detectives has been created to investigate the still-unsolved murder of the late Notorious B.I.G.

If new evidence is found, it could strengthen the Los Angeles Police Department’s claim that its officers had nothing to do with the rap icon’s death, the LA Times reports.

The launching of the task force comes nine years after B.I.G. was gunned down after leaving a music industry party at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

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B.I.G. family requests lawsuit expansion

The family of the late Notorious B.I.G. has requested an expansion to their wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.

According to a 94-page motion, the family contends that Los Angeles Police Department officer Rafael Perez was on duty at the Petersen Automotive Museum the night of the killing.

The motion also referenced a list of incidents the family believes show a pattern linking police to crimes involving rap stars, including Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur.

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Notorious B.I.G retrial pushed back until Jan. 07

U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper has postponed the wrongful death lawsuit involving rapper Notorious B.I.G. to give the family’s attorney more time to seek information from the defense the Associated Press reported today.

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