December 9, 2012


LAPD Apologizes to Notorious B.I.G.'s Family for Releasing Autopsy Report Prematurely

Des Willie
Des Willie

On Friday the L.A. County coroner's office released the autopsy report of Notorious B.I.G, 15 years after he was fatally shot. One thing they forgot to do: inform his family before making the documents public.

"Due to an administrative error, the autopsy report was released prematurely. Robbery-Homicide Division detectives had intended to notify Mr. Wallace's family prior to releasing the report," the LAPD said in a statement.

"Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family last night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release" Commanding Officer of Robbery-Homicide Division Captain Billy Hayes told The Los Angeles Times. "Obviously this has been a challenging case for us to solve.  We hope that witnesses or other people with information will come forward and give us the clues we need to solve this case."

The 23-page report details how the rapper died when he was gunned down on March 9, 1997. The report states that Biggie suffered nonfatal gunshot wounds to the left forearm, back and upper left thigh, while the bullet that killed him tore through his right hip and perforated his colon, liver, heart and left lung.