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    Fri, 08 Apr 2011 12:28:36

    FBI Releases Notorious B.I.G. Files - The investigation was shut down in 2005

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    The Associated Press reports that FBI agents on both coasts participated in a nearly two-year investigation with the goal of finding out who gunned down The Notorious B.I.G. and whether any Los Angeles police officers were involved, according to recently released records! Scandal continues to surround Biggie's murder.

    The inquiry ended in early 2005, after federal prosecutors concluded there wasn't enough evidence to pursue a case against any officers or another man implicated in the rapper's 1997 shooting death.

    The decision was made after agents in Los Angeles, San Diego and New York tried to track down potential suspects and witnesses who might shed new light on the unsolved killing that came months after another rap superstar, Tupac Shakur, was shot dead in Las Vegas.

    The investigation started out as a civil rights violation and public corruption review, but efforts were made to solve the homicide case. The FBI's file included police reports.

    Informants told the FBI that the killing of B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, may have been aided by corrupt police officers. That's just the type of bad publicity the LAPD needs at this point, right?

    Were you a fan of Biggie Smalls? What's your theory on who killed him?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.08.11



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