October 21, 2014
A prison inmate who implicated a former Los Angeles police officer in the murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G. has recanted his story.
Waymond Anderson is a former R&B artist now serving a life sentence for murder in a separate case.
The L.A. Times reports Anderson said in a deposition August 20th that he lied about the officer's involvement.
Anderson stated he was offered a portion of any settlement with the city if he testified that former LAPD Officer Rafael Perez told him David Mack Perez' former patrol partner was involved in the murder of B.I.G.
Anderson said in the deposition he doesn't know Mack or Perez.
B.I.G whose real name was Christopher Wallace was gunned down March 9, 1997, while leaving a music industry party in L.A.
His family has filed a wrongful death suit seeking damages from the city.
It accuses the LAPD, and Mack, of responsibility.