Notorious B.I.G.'s Family (Still) Pretty Skeptical Of LAPD
Shocker: it turns out the family of the gunned-down rapper Notorious B.I.G. doesn't have a lot of faith in the LAPD after all these years.
The rapper (also known as Christopher Wallace) was killed in a drive-by in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum at a music industry event in 1997. It's been an unsolved mystery for more than 15 years, but this week his autopsy report was just released.
The family, who had accused the LAPD of covering up Wallace's death, is suspicious about what could have prompted police to release the Notorious B.I.G.'s autopsy after all these years. An attorney for the family Perry Sanders Jr. told the Los Angeles Times: "What legitimate lead could be stimulated by releasing an autopsy that says 'Mr. Wallace was shot,' when everyone knows that? Why don't they release some of the clues they have?"
The report released this week details which of the four bullets that hit him was the fatal one (the one that ripped through his colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung before stopping in his shoulder), and what kinds of substances he was on at the time (he was stone-cold sober!)
The LAPD told the Los Angeles Times that it was hoping to drum up publicity that might lead to some more clues in the case: "Investigators decided to release the autopsy to stimulate new interest in the case and hopefully produce new leads."