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[They] accompanied the members during drug deals and acted as lookouts and advisers."The day after reading the informant's statement, Poole received a phone call from a detective in the Wilshire Division.The caller advised him that homicide investigators there had information that Gaines might be involved in the recent assassination of Notorious B. majority of clues collected by investigators assigned to B. G.'s murder pointed in the same direction as the word on the street did — directly at Suge Knight.There, surrounded by an audience of his homeboys, Knight dealt with an impudent rapper named Lynwood Stanley by pistol-whipping him and his brother George, then forcing the two to take off their pants and lie naked in front of him while he removed IDs from their wallets.He promised to have them killed if they went to the police.
During the next hour he "persuaded" Eazy to sign over three of his top acts — including the leading talent in rap, Dr. After launching Death Row Records with an investment by the legendary drug lord Michael "Harry-O" Harris, Knight secured million from Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field of Interscope and promptly released Dr.The forty-year-old Frank, with his blond beard, slumped shoulders and self-deprecating attitude, was a skilled legal technician who handled most of the briefs and motions, but deferred to Sanders in matters of strategy and presentation. "Being underestimated," he admits with a sly smile, "was our biggest advantage at the beginning of the case." says Detective Poole. had gone unsolved for eight years, one excuse they could not offer was a lack of witnesses. As many as a hundred others witnessed the thing go down. Death Row Records' infamous CEO, Marion "Suge" Knight, had been sent to prison a month earlier; there was a general feeling that hostilities between the major East Coast and West Coast rap labels were cooling and that the gun violence, which had climaxed with Tupac Shakur's murder in Las Vegas six months earlier, might be at an end. could make peace with the red-coated Bloods behind Suge and Tupac, some people hoped. Poole knew that under the auspices of Internal Affairs, the details of the case would be shielded from the public and the investigation would likely be more controlled by the department's top officials.Despite his reputation as a brilliant attorney, Sanders' Southern accent and good-time grin initially made it difficult for a lot of people in L. "Biggie's murder was much more sophisticated than anything any gangbanger pulls off."He and Frank would soon recognize, however, that the strange facts of Biggie's murder and the convoluted web of events and people surrounding it would become their greatest LAPD officials tried to explain how the murder of Notorious B. Dozens of people had been on the street at forty-five minutes past midnight on March 9th, 1997, when B. The killer, it seemed, had exploited a recent complacency among those in B. Perhaps even the blue-jacketed Crips who had backed Puffy Combs and B. Poole's orders to steer clear of anything having to do with Death Row Records, however, were becoming difficult to obey.Dre's Despite his wealth, Knight maintained his reputation as a dangerous man.The most serious charges against him stemmed from a 1992 incident at Hollywood's Solar Records.