A judge has denied a request by the family of the late Notorious B.I.G. to include new claims in its wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.
The Wallace family submitted a motion last month contending that former Los Angeles police officers Rafael Perez and David Mack worked for Death Row Records founder Suge Knight and were at the scene of the crime, acting as informants and pinpointing the location of B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace) for the gunman.
U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper ruled August 10th that there was no admissible evidence placing Perez on duty at the murder.
A mistrial was declared last summer amid allegations of misconduct by a detective working the case who was later found to have hidden statements linking the killing to the officers. The retrial of the family’s suit is set for January.