Inmate says cop didn’t kill rapper

first_img“I don’t know David Mack; I don’t know Rafael Perez,” Anderson said in the deposition, made Aug. 20. “It was a lie, and I’m ashamed of it,” he said. B.I.G., whose given name was Christopher Wallace, was 24 when he was gunned down March 9, 1997, while leaving a music-industry party. His family has filed a wrongful-death suit seeking damages from the city. It accuses the LAPD, and specifically Mack, of responsibility for Wallace’s death. In his deposition, Anderson accused the family and its lawyer of offering to cut him in for a portion of any award for falsely implicating the police. The Wallace family’s lawyer, Perry R. Sanders Jr., denied the allegation. A prison inmate who implicated a former Los Angeles Police Department officer in the slaying of rap star Notorious B.I.G. has recanted his story, a move that provides another twist in a complex and unsolved killing. Waymond Anderson, a former r&b artist now serving a life sentence for murder in a separate case, said in a deposition that he lied about the officer’s involvement as part of a scam to win a monetary settlement from the city. Anderson’s deposition, first reported in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, states he was offered a portion of any settlement if he testified that former LAPD Officer Rafael Perez told him David Mack, his former patrol partner, was involved in the slaying of B.I.G. Mack and Perez have both long denied any involvement in the killing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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