By Randall Sullivan
Acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan follows Russell Poole, a hugely embellished LAPD detective who in 1997 used to be known as to enquire a arguable cop-on-cop capturing, finally to find that the officer killed used to be tied to Marion Suge” Knight’s infamous gangsta rap label, loss of life Row documents. in the course of his research, Poole got here to gain turning out to be cadre of black officials have been allied not just with dying Row, yet with the murderous Bloods road gang. And enormously, Poole started to discover facts that a minimum of a few of these gangsta cops” can have been focused on the murders of rap superstars infamous B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.
Igniting a firestorm of controversy within the tune and the la media, the hardcover ebook of LAbyrinth helped to instructed proceedings opposed to the LAPD (one introduced through the widow and mom of infamous B.I.G., the opposite introduced by means of Poole himself) that could eventually carry this story...
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Screaming curses out his window and pounding on his steering wheel, the enraged black man forced his way back into traffic and took off after the Buick, slaloming between cars, even veering into an oncoming lane at one point. The Montero finally caught up when the Buick was stopped by a red light at Regal Place, four car lengths from an on-ramp to the Hollywood Freeway. As the SUV pulled up next to the sedan, other motorists heard the black man screaming through his passenger-side window, then saw him lean toward the Buick and extend his right arm.
The first bullet passed through the passenger-side door of the Montero and lodged in a gym bag. The second shot struck the black man on the right side just below his armpit, punctured his heart, and stopped in his left lung. Though only seconds from death, the black man managed to swing his Montero into the left lane and make a U-turn. ” The black man disappeared from the woman’s sight as his Montero coasted into the parking lot of an am-pm mini-mart and came to rest against the store’s front wall.
I’ll say it,” Ross told the newspaper. ” Frank Lyga received almost no support from the LAPD brass until Russell Poole presented them with a piece of evidence that ultimately vindicated the undercover officer. This was a videotape shot from a surveillance camera aimed out the front door of the am-pm mini-mart where Kevin Gaines had died. The tape clearly showed Lyga’s Buick being chased by Gaines’s Montero, then recorded the sound of two gunshots (fired two seconds apart, in a “controlled pattern,” just as Lyga had claimed) shortly after the Montero passed out of the camera’s range.
LAbyrinth. A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the... by Randall Sullivan