Tupac Shakur FBI Files & Police Files
119 pages of FBI Files & police files contected to rapper Tupac Sahkur, archived on CD-ROM.
Shakur was shot on September 7, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada in a car driven by the head of Death Row Records, Marion "Suge" Knight.
Earlier in the day, Shakur and Knight attended a Mike Tyson fight. After the fight Shakur and Knight got into a physical altecation at the MGM Grand Hotel with a group of people that included Orlando Anderson. Six days later, at the age of 25, Shakur died from his gunshot wounds.
99 pages of FBI files. The FBI files are composed of 35 pages of memos and 50 pages of clippings of newspaper, magazine, and online website articles. The memos chiefly cover an investigation concenring allegations of death threats and a protection extortion scheme by individauls linked to the Jewish Defense League (JDL), aganist Tupac Shakur and rapper Eric Wright, AKA Eazy-E. The clippings from before and after the death of Tupac Shakur cover his music carrer, commentary about his life, rivalery with Sean "Puffy" Combs, legal troubles, and his murder. The clippings that the FBI chose to keep copies of are important, because they contain information the buraeu feels is important for someone to be briefed on, who is new to the case.
COMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT LEGAL FILLINGS
Also included on the disc are 20 pages of a search warrant affidavit from September 1996. The affividavit is in suport of warrants for a gang sweep in Compton. Much of the allegations detailed in the affidavit comes from unnamed confidiental informants. Compton Police Department Detective Tim Brennan states in the affifdavit that the murder of Tupac Shakur caused increasesed tension and several shootings between Los Angeles area street gangs.
Suge Knight's Death Row Records, for whom Tupac Shakur held a recording contract with at the time of his murder, was reputed to be aligned with the Bloods gang. Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy Records, for whom Christopher Wallace, AKA "Biggie Smalls" recorded for, is alleged to have made security arrangements with the Crips gang.
Orlando Anderson emerges as the cheif suspect in the murder of Shakur in the affidvait filings. Orlando Anderson was arrested during a police raid on October 2, 1996. He was releaesed two days later, without any charges being filled. Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Orlando Anderson in 1997. In 1998, at the age of twenty-three, Orlando Anderson was shot to death in Compton, California, in wehat police called a dispute over money.