The Los Angeles Police Department is pointing to an “administrative error” as the reason why The Notorious B.I.G.’s autopsy report was released to the public before his family was notified. Now the department has reportedly apologized to the late rapper’s family.

Detectives say they had all intentions to tell the family prior to the report being published, but the previously classified information was released prematurely. "Our detectives personally spoke with the Wallace family [Friday, Dec. 7] night, and apologized for not notifying them prior to the release" said LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division Capt. Billy Hayes."Obviously this has been a challenging case for us to solve. We hope that witnesses or other people with information will come forward and give us the clues we need to solve this case."

The 23-page document that previously had a long standing security hold on it. But that hold was lifted last week, according to Craig Harvey, chief coroner investigator for Los Angeles County. The autopsy revealed that only one of the four bullets that struck the rapper was fatal. The family lawyer, Perry Sanders Jr., recently blasted the LAPD for the decision and questioned how releasing this information helps the case. The 15-year-old murder remains unsolved.

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