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New Intel "Reinvigorates" Notorious B.I.G. Case

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The ongoing investigation into the 13-year-old unsolved murder of Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G., was "reinvigorated" a few months ago as a result of new information according to CNN. Sources are not elaborating further on the nature of the new information that has re-focused attention on the case that is being investigated by LAPD, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office and the FBI.

Retired LAPD Detective Russell Poole told CNN he believes Suge Knight was behind the murder even though Knight was behind bars at the time for a probation violation. Poole believes Reggie Wright Jr., head of security for Death Row Records, arranged the hit for Knight as a way to avenge the killing of Tupac Shakur six months earlier in Las Vegas. Reggie Wright Jr. and Suge Knight have repeatedly denied involvement.

There is another angle to this case and it's not clear if the "new info" is related to the alleged police cover-up that was deemed absurd by Bernard Parks, who was chief of police during the time Poole was involved in the investigation. Poole claims he retired early from the LAPD because he was "thwarted in following leads in the Wallace case involving police officers." Poole said one LAPD officer he was investigating at the time was David Mack, who was eventually tied to the LAPD rampart scandal and who was sent to prison in 1997 for robbing a bank. Mack's attorney has said the claims about his client's involvement in the Wallace murder are "ridiculous."

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