LAPD Apologizes To Notorious B.I.G.'s Family After Releasing His Autopsy Out Of The Blue
The LAPD said that it has apologized to the family of Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. for not giving them a heads-up that they would be releasing the autopsy of his body this week.LAPD released a statement saying that the agency meant to but did not notify the family before the public release went out, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. Now the agency says they're trying to make amends in their already-rocky relationship with the family.
"Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family last night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release," LAPD Captain Billy Hayesmtold the Daily News. He added: "Obviously this has been a challenging case for us to solve. We hope that witnesses or other people with information will come forward and give us the clues we need to solve this case."
LAPD released his autopsy publicly for the first time this week, though there weren't any particularly revealing details. The shooting happened in 1997 in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum at a music industry event, but it is still unsolved after all these years. An attorney representing the family questioned the agency's motives in releasing the autopsy: "What legitimate lead could be stimulated by releasing an autopsy that says 'Mr. Wallace was shot,' when everyone knows that?"
Police say they're hoping the release of the autopsy will bring forth new witnesses or clues in the case.