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Notorious Big Family Lawyer Ordered To Explain 'Misleading' Testimony


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The judge who ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $1.1 million (GBP647,000) to the family of late rapper Notorious BIG, says she was misled about evidence in the wrongful death lawsuit. On Tuesday (23MAY06), US District Judge FLORENCE-MARIE COOPER told defence lawyer PERRY R SANDERS JR to explain how he had information on an alleged police conspiracy into the hip-hop star's death. In the trial, Sanders Jr claimed he had no information regarding Notorious BIG's murder, reports the Los Angeles Times. Notorious BIG - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - was shot dead while sitting in a car outside a post-Soul Train Music Awards party in Los Angeles in March 1997. He was 24. His family sued the Los Angeles Police Department last summer (05), alleging rogue police officer David A Mack, a convicted bank robber, orchestrated Wallace's killing on behalf of Death Row Records chief Marion 'Suge' Knight, and department heads covered it up. After the trial ended in a mistrial, Cooper ruled detective STEPHEN KATZ had intentionally withheld evidence linking former Los Angeles Police Officers MACk and RAFAEL PEREZ to the killing. In January (06), Cooper ordered the city to pay the Wallace family's legal fees and costs for withholding evidence. This payout was formally approved by the city in March (06). A re-trial is expected later this year (06).

La Council Approves Notorious Family Payout


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LATEST: The Los Angeles City Council have approved a $1.1 million (GBP647,000) payout to the family of late rapper Notorious BIG, following the botched police investigation into his 1997 murder. The ONE MORE CHANCE hitmaker was shot dead while sitting in a car outside a post-Soul Train Music Awards party in Los Angeles on 9 March 1997. He was 24. The family of the hip-hop star - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - sued the Los Angeles Police Department last summer (05), alleging rogue police officer David A Mack, a convicted bank robber, orchestrated Wallace's killing on behalf of Death Row Records chief Marion 'Suge' Knight, and department heads covered it up. After the trial ended in a mistrial, US district judge FLORENCE-MARIE COOPER ruled detective STEPHEN KATZ had intentionally withheld evidence linking former Los Angeles Police Officers MACk and RAFAEL PEREZ to the killing. Cooper ordered the city to pay the Wallace family's legal costs, which was finally approved on Wednesday (29MAR06). A re-trial is expected later this year (06).

New Investigation Into Notorious Big Murder


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Slain rapper Notorious BIG's murder is to be reinvestigated - a new team of detectives have been assigned to the case. The HYPNOTIZE hitmaker, real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE, was at the height of his career when he was gunned down Los Angeles in 1997, after leaving a record party. He was 24. Los Angeles Assistant City Attorney Don Vincent yesterday (16MAR06) told city council members a new group of Robbery-Homicide Division detectives would reopen the case. The rapper's family, along with singer Faith Evans, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, alleging rogue police office David A Mack, a convicted bank robber, orchestrated the rapper's killing on behalf of Death Row Records chief MARION "SUGE" KNIGHT, and department heads covered it up. The case went to trial last summer (05), but ended in a mistrial, with the city later ordered to pay $1.1 million (GBP650,000) in sanctions to the family for deliberately concealing evidence in the case. A retrial is expected later this year (06). The new team of investigators were assigned to the case after Los Angeles city council members became outraged over the police department's handling of the case and the costly court defeat.

Notorious Big Trial Abandoned


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The judge presiding over the Notorious BIG wrongful-death trial in Los Angeles declared a mistrial yesterday (06JUL05), after new evidence further fuelled allegations of a police cover-up.

The family of Notorious - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - was suing the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the city for wrongful death, and identified an ex-LAPD officer named David A Mack as an alleged mastermind of the shooting, even though he was not named as a defendant.

The Wallaces' lawyer Perry Sanders revealed last month (24JUN05) that the LAPD withheld evidence from an informant claiming Mack and another former officer RAFAEL PEREZ confessed to two prison inmates that they had murdered Notorious as he sat outside a post-Soul Train Music Awards party in LA on 9 March 1997.

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Notorious Big Judge To Consider Mistrial


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The judge presiding over the Notorious BIG wrongful-death trial in Los Angeles will consider a request for a mistrial and sanctions against the Californian city.

The family of Notorious - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - are suing the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the city for wrongful death, and identify an ex-LAPD officer named David A Mack as an alleged mastermind of the shooting.

The Wallaces' lawyer Perry Sanders revealed last month (24JUN05) that the LAPD withheld evidence from an informant claiming Mack and another former officer RAFAEL PEREZ confessed to two prison inmates that they had murdered Notorious as he sat outside a post-Soul Train Music Awards party in LA on 9 March 1997.

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Notorious Big Wrongful-Death Trial Halted


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The Notorious BIG wrongful-death trial was halted in Los Angeles on Monday (27JUN05) after the rapper's family received an important tip relating to his 1997 murder.

The family of Notorious - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - are suing the Los Angeles Police Department and the city for wrongful death, and identify an ex-LAPD officer named David A Mack as an alleged mastermind of the shooting.

On Friday (24JUN05), the Wallaces' lawyer Perry Sanders revealed the family had received new important information from a Louisiana man, leading US District JUDGE FLORENCE-MARIE COOPER to excuse jurors for the day.

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Detective 'Nearly Had Enough Evidence' To Arrest Knight Over Notorious Murder


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A retired detective was told by a cell mate of hip-hop mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT the Death Row Records founder had confessed to the murder of rapper Notorious BIG.

Former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective FRED MILLER yesterday (23JUN05) testified in a Los Angeles court he spent two years investigating the fatal shooting of Notorious - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - outside a post-SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS party in the city on 9 March 1997.

Wallace's family are suing the Los Angeles Police Department and the city for wrongful death, and identify an ex-LAPD officer named David A Mack as an alleged mastermind of the shooting.

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Family Of Big Drops Two Men From Lawsuit


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Relatives of late rapper Notorious BIG have dropped two men from their wrongful death lawsuit, less than two weeks before the trial is set to begin.

The family had originally charged that corrupt police officers orchestrated the 1997 slaying of the 24-year-old rapper - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - and that top LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT (LAPD) officials covered up their actions.

The hip-hop star's mother, VOLETTA, and other relatives sued the city three years ago, identifying an ex-LAPD officer named David A Mack as an alleged mastermind of the shooting.

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Biggie's Mother 'Drops Suit Against Former Suspect'


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The mother of late rapper NOTORIOUS B.I.G. has reportedly dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against the hip-hop star's former murder suspect AMIR MUHAMMAD.

VOLETTA WALLACE accused Muhammad of fatally shooting the hip-hop mogul - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - as he sat in a car following a post-SOUL TRAIN AWARDS party in Los Angeles on 9 March 1997.

Californian newspaper LOS ANGELES TIMES reported sources close to the negotiations, claiming Wallace removed Muhammad from the suit after hearing his denial of her son's death and offering to take a lie-detector test during a pre-trial deposition.

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