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.

Judge Cooper has set the retrial date to January 16, three months later than the original October 16 date originally set on June 8.

A mistrial was declared last summer after it was discovered that an LAPD detective intentionally withheld statements from an informant that may have linked two police officers, David Mack and Rafael Perez to B.I.G.‘s murder.

Lawyers for B.I.G.‘s estate have maintained that Mack and Perez, former LAPD police officers, helped orchestrate the murder on the orders of Marion “Suge” Knight, CEO of Death Row Records.

B.I.G. was gunned down on March 9, 1997 after a party at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

The city of Los Angeles to pay over $1 million dollars in legal fees to B.I.G.‘s estate last summer as well.

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