the family of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace have dropped
an ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of playing in a role in the
rapper’s murder from a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the LAPD.
David Mack, a former LAPD officer, was accused of helping orchestrate
the 1997 murder of Notorious B.I.G. in Los Angeles in a wrongful death lawsuit
filed by the Wallace family.
The lawsuit alleged that Mack orchestrated the hit and that
it was carried out by a man named Amir Muhammad.
Now, with just two weeks left, Mack has been dropped from the
lawsuit for unknown reasons and Muhummad will be dropped from the civil lawsuit
shortly as well.
Perry Sanders, attorney for the Wallace family, said the case
against the LAPD was still strong, despite the two main suspects in the murder
being dropped from the civil suit.
"This is a civil rights case against the city of Los Angeles,"
Sanders told the Los Angeles Times. "This has always been a case against
The civil lawsuit
will go to trial June 23 and the only remaining defendant in the case is the
city of Los Angeles.