Los Angeles Pays A B.I.G Mil

The City of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $1.1 million in legal costs to the family of Notorious B.I.G. because of police errors during a wrongful death case brought against the city and L.A. Police Department.

U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper had sanctioned the city after learning that a police detective withheld documents that were pertinent to claims made by the rapper’s family. She declared a mistrial in July.

“We had a case here where an experienced detective made a mistake and the city and its taxpayers have to pay for it,” Councilman Dennis Zine said after the 11-0 vote.

A retrial of the wrongful death case is expected later this year.