The murders of Biggie and 2Pac are the two most tragic events in hip-hop. What makes those murders even more upsetting is after close to two decades, their hasn’t been one arrest made in either case. According to Greg Kading, a retired LAPD detective who worked on the Biggie case, there won’t ever be any justice served. Greg Kading worked on Biggie’s murder case when it was reopened in 2006 thanks to Ms. Wallace’s lawsuit against the LAPD. Kading spoke to Complex Magazine about why no one will ever be prosecuted for Biggie or 2Pac’s murder. You can read an excerpt below:
“It comes down to how you define solved. Both law enforcement agencies—the Las Vegas Police Department and the L.A.P.D.—have drawn the conclusions that Tupac was killed by Orlando Anderson and Biggie Smalls was killed by Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse.
“Those are the facts within law enforcement. They’re considered solved internally, but the public’s definition of solved is different. They haven’t gone through the judicial process and nobody has been prosecuted.
“Both shooters are dead. Orlando Anderson was killed outside a Compton record shop in May 1998. Poochiedied in July 2003 as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. He was shot in the back while riding his motorcycle in Compton. He was supposedly killed as a result of in-fighting between the Mob Pirus—Suge’s Blood associates—and another Blood gang known as the Fruit Town Pirus.
For the rest of Rob Kenner’s interview with Greg Kading, click here.