Councilman Zine doubles reward for information in Notorious B.I.G. slaying.

I haven’t seen this reported on any of the standard LA-news spots so I thought I’d drop it here. AllHipHop reports:

Councilman Dennis Zine introduced a measure Friday (April 7), which would double a 1997 measure that offered a $25,000 reward for tips that will lead to the apprehension of the person(s) who murdered the superstar rapper.

“I am hopeful someone will come forward with information which will lead to the eventual apprehension of the murderers involved in this case,” Zine said in a statement.

In January, the family of the late Notorious B.I.G. was awarded $1.1 million by U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper.

The money was paid to the family by the City of Los Angeles after it was learned the Los Angeles Police Department intentionally withheld evidence that could have implicated two rogue LAPD officers during the family’s civil lawsuit trial.

I wasn’t in LA when all of this went down so it’s hard for me to bring a lot of commentary on the LAPD now and then, but it’s worth bringing up now and again especially with the murder of Eminem’s right-hand man Proof in Detroit early this morning. Can’t we all just get along?