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06-07-2006, 03:40 PM
Lawyers for the city accused the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. of going to ``odious'' and ``absurd'' lengths - including lying - to ``satisfy their ambition to extract hundreds of millions of dollars'' from the city, according to papers filed in federal court.

The city filed the papers Tuesday in response to the family's allegations that the city had withheld documents and covered up police misconduct while defending a wrongful death lawsuit.

The family's attorneys were responding to remarks from U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper that she believed a lawyer for the rapper's family had ``absolutely deceived'' the court in claiming the plaintiffs had received an 11th-hour tip regarding alleged city misconduct.

The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed March 9, 1997, after a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The murder has not been solved. Wallace's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, which went to trial last summer.

The trial, however, stopped abruptly when the plaintiffs' attorneys said they had received an anonymous tip from a former officer who said a police informant had tied two former officers, Rafael Perez and David Mack, to the killing. Cooper declared a mistrial after finding that a police detective intentionally hid the informant's statements and ordered the city to pay $1.1 million in legal fees and other expenses to the rapper's family.


Nappy Roots
06-07-2006, 03:45 PM
everyone knows what happend to biggy. its insane that it still remains unsolved.