On Saturday May 29, New York Post released a nearly 25-year-old murder report, in which retired FBI agent Phil Carson, who worked on the case for two years, revealed he had seen sealed documents confirming that Biggie had been killed on Knight’s orders. The coup was allegedly carried out by the Nation of Islam convert, Amir Muhammad, with the help of corrupt Los Angeles police officers.
“All the evidence points to Amir Muhammad. He was the one who pulled the trigger, ”Carson told the newspaper. “There were many others who helped orchestrate [and] allowed him to pull the trigger.
Carson called the alleged cover-up “the biggest miscarriage of justice in my 20-year FBI career.” He says his attempts to sound the alarm were ignored by authorities: “I had evidence that LAPD agents were involved and I was arrested by LAPD and city lawyers in Los Angeles,” Carson added.
Carson’s claims are shared by film producer Don Sikorski and director Brad Furman, who both worked on the 2018 film, City of lies, surrounding the case and have both seen the sealed documents on which Carson is basing his case. “All the answers are in black and white,” Sikorski said.
Carson filed a 2003 FBI report with prosecutors outlining his findings. “Amir Muhammad, alias Harry Billups, the godfather of the two children of LAPD officer David Mack, has been identified by several sources as the trigger man,” read the official FBI request. “Mack is the registered owner of a 1995 Black SS Impala with chrome wheels, the exact description given as being driven by the Wallace shooter.”
Carson goes on to say that the initial target of the shooting was Diddy. The former agent said he personally shared this information with the director of Bad Boy Entertainment and that Puff was “quite freaked out” after hearing the story.
This is not the first time that the theory of Muhammad has been put forward. A 2002 book by Randall Sullivan titled Labyrinth, which City of lies is based on, makes the same assertions. Muhammad was cleared of all charges, as well as David Mack, the former LAPD officer accused of conspiring to commit the crime. Carson, Sikorski and Furman are now pushing for the case, which is still open but has had very little movement, to be renewed.
The Notorious BIG, born Christopher Wallace, was killed on March 9, 1997 in a car shoot in Los Angeles at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue following the Soul Train Music Awards. Since his death, there has been a lot of speculation as to who committed the crime.
Biggie was in the middle of the beef with Suge artist Tupac Shakur at the time of Pac’s murder in September 1996, which has led some to speculate that Suge was involved in one way or another. Suge maintained his innocence in the murder and was never formally charged with being involved in the murder.
In 2002, Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, filed a wrongful lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, claiming there was a cover-up of police involvement in the rapper’s death. His case was dismissed in 2010.
Suge Knight is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for the homicide at the wheel of Terry Carter in 2015.
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