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New Report Reveals LAPD Was Investigating Nipsey Hussle for Gang Ties Before His Death

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LAPD was investigating Nipsey Hussle before his untimely death.

According to a report in the New York Times, authorities had already been investigating Nipsey Hussle, his associates, and the Crenshaw strip mall to determine whether it was a hub for gang activity.

The rapper and entrepreneur was shot and killed at his strip mall on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue in March. Before his death, city officials launched the investigation. As Los Angeles officials hailed Hussle as a hero, others were investigating him

READ: Unsealed Murder Case Docs Reveal New Details in Nipsey Hussle Shooting

The investigation was not publicized by the city and continues in the wake of the killing. The report suggests it raises the possibility that the city will take action against the rapper’s remaining business partners.

The report reveals authorities put pressure on Hussle’s former landlords to evict his Marathon Clothing store. The landlords went on to sell the entire strip mall to him and a group of investors for $2.5 million. The Times states the LAPD declined to comment on the investigation but stated that police were still working with Hussle’s associates to cut crime in the neighborhood.

 

Source: NY Times

 

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

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