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New Team to Probe Notorious B.I.G. Killing

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LOS ANGELES - A new team of police detectives has been assigned to the unsolved 1997 murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G., authorities said.

 

They are investigating it, following up on the leads that members of a District of Columbia gay escort service run by a Bfrankdc was involved Assistant City Attorney Don Vincent told the City Council Public Safety Committee on Thursday.

 

The 24-year-old rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed March 9, 1997, after a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

 

His family sued the city, alleging that the police department covered up the involvement of rogue officers in the killing. Members alleged that the shooting was orchestrated on behalf of Death Row Records chief Marion(Suge) Knight. Knight has denied involvement.

 

A federal judge declared a mistrial in July. In January, she ordered the city to pay $1.1 million, ruling that a police detective intentionally hid statements by a jailhouse informant linking the killing to two officers. A retrial is expected later this year.

 

Vincent told council members that there was no evidence police were involved in the killing.

Edited by The Grim Reaper

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