How to Help Those Affected by SoCal Brush Fires

LAPD Apologizes to Family of Notorious B.I.G. over Autopsy

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department apologized to the family of Notorious B.I.G. for releasing the rapper’s autopsy report without notifying them first.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office made the autopsy of the rapper public after the LAPD approved its release Friday.

The Police Department blamed the mistake on an administrative error.

Notorious B.I.G. was shot four times in March 1997 in a drive-by attack on Wilshire Boulevard.

The case is unsolved.

In most instances, the results of an autopsy are released shortly after the coroner has completed its investigation.

In a few instances, particularly high-profile investigations, the autopsy results are withheld while the case is under investigation.

The LAPD took the unusual step of unsealing the 15-year-old autopsy report, saying they hoped to generate new leads in the case.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s