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LAPD Starts Internal Affairs Probe

Witness to rapper's slaying was turned away at police station
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 1, 2019 6:30 PM CDT
Rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Court documents show that Hussle and the man charged with killing him had a...   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation into a front desk officer's response in the aftermath of rapper Nipsey Hussle's slaying. The department's Office of the Inspector General confirmed Monday an investigation was underway, the AP reports. Grand jury testimony shows the woman who drove the alleged shooter, Eric Holder, from the scene had gone to the 77th Street station because her car was on the news. She was turned away by a desk officer who told her not to worry about it. The woman was able to speak to detectives later. Holder has pleaded not guilty.

The LAPD did not immediately have a comment Monday about the investigation. Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was an underground phenomenon through his mix tapes for a decade before his major break last year. He was shot to death March 31. (Witness says she heard a conversation about snitching before Hussle's slaying.)


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