The city has approved a $1.1 million payment to the family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. as punishment for police negligence during the slain musician’s civil lawsuit trial.
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.
The payment represents the cost of legal fees and other expenses incurred by the family’s attorneys. City lawyers told the council an appeal was unlikely to overturn the judge’s ruling. The council approved the payment Wednesday.
Glad to see something’s finally being looked into.