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FBI made bi-coastal effort to find B.I.G. leads


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Records show FBI agents on both coasts participated in an 18-month investigation aimed at finding out who killed the Notorious B.I.G. and determine whether any Los Angeles police officers were involved.

The inquiry ended in early 2005 after federal prosecutors concluded there wasn't enough evidence to pursue a case against any Los Angeles Police Department officers or another man implicated in the rapper's 1997 shooting death.

The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was killed on LA's Wilshire Boulevard after leaving a music industry event.

The FBI late last month posted the B.I.G. case file on its website, The Vault, which contains the bureau's most-requested case files that can be released.

The heavily-redacted records show agents in California and New York conducted surveillance on possible witnesses and suspects and traded information with attorneys for Wallace's estate in an attempt to solve the killing.

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