Police have been forced to apologise to the family of Notorious B.I.G. after they opened a sealed report on his death without informing them. The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot dead in 1997 and the culprit has never been found. [Left: Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls and Right: The cast members of Notorious, a biopic of the rapper's life] Los Angeles police cited an "administrative error" as the reason Wallace's family was not contacted, says The Hollywood Reporter. Captain Billy Hayes, who is leading the Robbery-Homicide Division investigating the killing, said in a statement: "Detectives had intended to notify Mr Wallace's family prior to releasing the report.
"Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family... and apologised for not notifying them." Wallace was (more) »
- By Charlotte Grant-West
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