New defendants allowed in Notorious BIG suit

Recent developments lead to judge’s approval

New defendants allowed in Notorious BIG suit
A US District Court Judge has ruled that several new defendants may be named in the wrongful death suit filed by the family of murdered rapper Notorious BIG.

Newly discovered evidence in the case led to the decision that police officers Rafael Perez and other members of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as well as record executive Marion ‘Suge’ Knight may be named defendants in the suit, reports the Associated Press.

Notorious BIG, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot down on March 9, 1997 when he was leaving a Los Angeles party.

His family filed a wrongful death suit against the city accusing the LAPD -- specifically Perez' former patrol partner, David Mack – of killing Wallace.

Mack and Perez have denied any involvement in the incident, however new evidence shows that Perez was on duty the night of BIG’s slaying and may have been at the scene.

A prior lawsuit ended in mistrial in 2005.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
[url="/about"] Find out more about NME.[/url]

Read More On This Artist

More News
Jessie Ware concludes UK tour with second sell-out London gig
Katy Perry reveals nerves ahead of Super Bowl halftime performance
Laura Marling performs new material at tiny London show
Richey Edwards' sister recalls family strife on 20th anniversary of disappearance
James Blunt responds to Noel Gallagher 'boring' claim
Carl Barat describes new Libertines songs as 'surprisingly upbeat'
Mystery user makes 110 supposed Aphex Twin demos free to download
Blink-182 begin rehearsals without Tom DeLonge
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina in hospital after being found unresponsive in bathtub
D'Angelo performs 'Black Messiah' songs live on 'Saturday Night Live' -...
Q-Tip makes guest appearance at Jack White's sold-out Madison Square Garden show – watch
Noel Gallagher says songs about his own life would be 'more boring than James Blunt'
Alice Cooper offers to chop off Motley Crue's heads to close their final tour
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger snapped in the studio with One Direction
The Pop Group share video for new single 'Mad Truth' – watch
Sleaford Mods slam Kasabian's 'rock 'n' roll is dead' comments at London...
TI wants Iggy Azalea to forget about social media beefs and focus on her music
Palma Violets bring chaos as they preview new material at tiny Scunthorpe gig
Rihanna shares behind the scenes clip of Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration video
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland on recent Instagram comments: "It's a joke with truth...
Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewllet: 'Yes Gorillaz Returns'
'The Wire' star Dominic West raps to promote new film 'Guillemot'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM