Notorious B.I.G. Investigation Linked to LAPD Sexual Harassment Lawsuit


new sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles Police Department officer

has connections with the alleged cover-up in the murder investigation of the late

Notorious B.I.G. According

to reports, the suit was filed by LAPD Sgt. Ya-May Christle. Christle claimed

some department promotions and choice assignments are being handed out in exchange

for sexual favors. Christle,

who was part of the LAPD team that reviewed the B.I.G. investigative files and

her lawyer said that some of the information she prepared has disappeared and

was never forwarded to the rapper's family as ordered by the courts.

Former LAPD

deputy chief Michael Berkow is named as a defendant in the suit, which accuses

the officer of offering advancement in return for sex as well as maintaining a

sleep-in room at the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles. The

building is the same place where police Board of Rights hearings are held and

the headquarters for the LAPD's Internal Affairs Division. Berkow recently left

the LAPD, after the lawsuit was filed, to become chief of police in Savannah,

GA. Christle

also claimed she was transferred and demoted after filing complaints about Berkow's

alleged activities. In addition to the LAPD, Christle is suing city of Los Angeles.

Neither Berkow

or the LAPD have commented on the suit. An LAPD spokesman said the department

never comments on any pending litigation.