LAPD Internal Affairs Opens New Investigation Into Nipsey Hussle's Murder

Last month, a Los Angeles judge ordered the release of 515 pages of grand jury testimony surrounding Nipsey Hussle’s murder.

Deputy District Attorney John McKinney revealed Eric Holder had shot and killed the rapper after he cautioned Holder about snitching rumors.

Prior to the shooting, Hussle and Holder had greeted each other.  Hussle reportedly cautioned Holder, saying,

Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you.  Like you need to maybe take care of that.

That set off Holder.  Before fleeing the scene after the shooting, he kicked Nipsey in the head, prompting the rapper’s final words.

You got me.

Following the testimonies, the grand jury indicted Holder with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.  He remains behind bars on $6.5 million bail.

Now, the Los Angeles Police Department has reopened the case.

What is Internal Affairs seeking?

Following the shooting, the getaway driver – Holder’s girlfriend at the time – went to an LAPD office at 77th Street.  She wanted to turn Holder in.

Despite police searching for the suspect at the time, the desk officer turned her away.

Providing testimony at Holder’s hearing, she explained what she told her mom while watching the news.

Oh my God.  My car is on here and everything and I didn’t do anything.  I didn’t know this boy was gonna do this.

Speaking with the desk officer, he immediately told her to dismiss the news report.

One of the police officers is like, ‘Well, don’t worry about it,’ you know, ‘Don’t listen to the news.’  My mom said, ‘Well, she needs to talk to somebody.’  But he said, ‘Don’t worry about it.’  So we just left.

The unnamed woman – who has received multiple threats after turning in Holder – eventually spoke with detectives that day.

When questioned by a prosecutor about the incident with the desk officer, an LAPD detective explained the woman went in “basically either turn herself in or to find out why her vehicle was on — or to speak with detectives regarding her vehicle being on the news.”

 


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