So what Kenner had done was he brought Theresa Swann into the jail under the ruse of her being his legal aid. And thats where the solicitation and the conspiracy was fostered. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. after killing B.I.G. Theresa has been a resident of six cities, including Navarre, FL and Gulf Breeze, FL. Kadings force strategically manipulated Swann into an interview as she faced other criminal charges. Furious, Judge Florence-Marie Cooper concluded that the seizure showed LAPD was scrambling to conceal evidence relating to the Biggie Smalls murder. There was never a last name or anything else connected to it. Amir Muhammad was a name actually, there was never an Amir Muhammads name, there was just an Amir, which was part of a clue given by a jailhouse informant named Michael Robinson. Murder Case: Finally Time for Answers? DX: So who do you believe was that lone person in that car who did the shooting? Estate of Wallace v. City of Los Angeles, 229 F.R.D. It once served as the bullet-riddled headquarters of the now-defunct Death Row Records, run by Bloods with a strict policy of never talking to cops. doesnt want the And there was an F.B.I. 104 records for Teresa Swann. After losing Biggie Smalls, he expanded his hip-hop empire newly titled Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide to encompass the film, restaurant and apparel industries. But it wouldn't last. Harry Billups (suspected shooter by, This page was last edited on 25 February 2023, at 20:52. And maybe there was this lone Nation Of Islam guy, that Eugene Deal pointed out, that was acting as a spotter, or somehow tried to help coordinate it. In his December 2008 confession, however, the tape indicates Keffe D will only be held immune from his admissions if none of his statements, including on Shakur's murder, are shown to be false. In other words, LAPD found it was not Kading's behavior but that of the U.S. Attorney's Office that botched the Numero UnoGeorge Torres case. The conversation was almost 12 years on from the murder and he would have suspected something with her all of a sudden bringing this stuff back up. Greg Kading: Yeah, we have Theres we We had a good case. in the early investigation did, was to fail to recognize that these two informants were in county jail together and were collaborating. Kading, who led a major Federal task force probe into Biggie's murder, has revealed how his forces investigations and Suges ex - codenamed "Theresa Swann" - detailed how Suge's paid enforcer Darnell Poochie Fouse pulled the trigger on March 9, 1997. Keffe D gave the FBI a different story in 1997, denying his nephew was involved. Wallace's autopsy report was released to the public in December 2012, fifteen years after his death. That that seems a little I mean, why wasnt it recorded? What evidence in addition to her statements, besides just you mentioned the I.D. Kading has no faith in the case ever being closed following Poochies death and the silence of Swann and Knight, who is serving 28 years for voluntary manslaughter after running down two men on a film set. By the time Kading had Swann in the hot seat, two other sources had pointed to Poochie (Fouse) as Smalls' probable killer. ", "Interview: Former L.A.P.D. They included: In one snippet, Kading was made to sound as if he had helped Del Real's brother, Albert, evade spousal-abuse charges. Two months after Swann's 2009 confession that she was the paymaster in Biggie Smalls' killing, Kading was taken off the case because Internal Affairs had to probe his role in the Torres prosecution in which he was ultimately cleared. Cooper declared a mistrial in Voletta Wallace's civil suit against LAPD and fired a stern warning shot at the department, awarding Voletta Wallace more than $1 million in legal fees. Perhaps luckily for the rappers' families and fans still seeking closure, Kading made copies of nearly every investigative report and taped confession before he left LAPD. Sitting in the backseat of the Cadillac, according to Keffe D, was his own nephew, Orlando Baby Lane Anderson, who got his ass kicked in the MGM Grand lobby earlier in the evening by Shakur's posse over a piece of Death Row bling that Baby Lane supposedly had stolen. He cited the prosecution's failure to disclose evidence to the defense, such as phone calls between Kading and Smith and between Kading and Del Real, as well as his police notebooks. He told me where Biggie would be you know, that party at the car museum. Do you believe that he didnt see what he thought he saw? Suge is not an idiot, but a criminally sophisticated guy, "If you know someone is working with law enforcement and you go out and do something to them - who is their number one target now?". Respected Robbery-Homicide Detective Russell Poole, who inherited the Biggie Smalls case from the Wilshire Division a month after the rapper was shot, had developed a growing suspicion that a handful of rogue cops, taking orders from Suge Knight, were accomplices in Smalls' murder and that corrupt LAPD officials, under then-Chief Bernard Parks, had rushed to cover their bloody trail. Sullivan, in response, quoted the lead attorney of the Wallace estate calling the newspaper "a co-conspirator in the cover-up. Greg Kading: Well, we dont know. DX: And I understand you had her read a faked confession from Poochie, who was already deceased? Voletta Wallace decided to withdraw her final lawsuit against LAPD in April 2010. According to the claim, Perez, an alleged affiliate of Death Row Records, admitted to LAPD officials that he and Mack (who was not named in the lawsuit) "conspired to murder, and participated in the murder of Christopher Wallace". So no deputy or no prison employees gonna be able to stand there and listen to it. [13] The New York Times described Broomfield's documentary as a "largely speculative" and "circumstantial" account relying on flimsy evidence, failing to "present counter-evidence" or "question sources. Previous Next. Nobody ever had anything beyond that. I wouldve loved to have talked to Voletta Wallace during the investigation. DX: Now, I don't know if you can answer this question, but I do need to ask it: Is "Theresa Swann" actually former Death Row Records artist, and mother of Suge Knight's nine-year-old daughter,. According to her, the solicitation was $25,000 and she gave Poochie 14 grand, clearly she kept the remainder. And, its your assertion in Murder Rap that Suge Knight instructed Swann to contact Poochie to arrange the hit on Biggie while Mr. Knight was speaking on a prison phone that he knows was being recorded? Once Swann admitted her participation in the murder conspiracy, the FBI tried to use her to draw a confession from Knight. Kading tells him on tape: Everything in this report has to be right on, because if down the road it's determined that some of these details are incorrect, then everything's off the table. Keffe D responds, Don't bullshit me, and I won't bullshit y'all.. On March 7, Wallace presented an award to Toni Braxton at the 1997 Soul Train Music Awards and was booed by some of the audience. And in a bizarre twist, one of Suge's baby mamas acted as the go-between for the infamous hit against Biggie - real name Christopher Wallace - before breaking rank and revealing the entire plot to cops, Kading said. and Tupac Shakur from 2006-2009 as part of a joint L.A.P.D./federal task force that set out initially to solve the murder of Biggie Smalls in the wake of his mother Voletta Wallaces multi-million dollar lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles for allegedly covering up the fact that then on-duty L.A.P.D. Staying in a tent, Kading became increasingly desperate for stability. 's killer was paid just $14,000 to shoot the rap legend on this date 25 years ago, the detective on the case has claimed. Theyre much more likely to open up and begin to discuss things that present their own culpability in crimes when they think that somebody else has already opened the door, that somebody else has already ratted. Two years later, Kading moved north, where he became a rising star at LAPD. And Russell Pooles theory of course leads to the inevitable lawsuit about the police being involved because Russell Poole finds out that a guy named Amir had visited David Mack at the Montebello City Jail after his bank robbery arrest. [16], Several days into the trial, the plaintiffs' attorney disclosed to the Court and opposing counsel that he had received a telephone call from someone claiming to be an LAPD officer and provided detailed information about the existence of evidence concerning the Wallace murder. [9], Wallace's death was mourned by fellow hip hop artists and fans worldwide. We were honoring that, and saying, Hey, if the F.B.I. So much so, says Kading, that in July 2006 he was handpicked to lead the Biggie Smalls murder investigation. On March 5, he gave a radio interview with The Dog House on San Francisco's KYLD, in which he stated that he had hired security because he feared for his safety. Not only did Suge love Tupac, but he was his money maker. [29] Kading alleges Shakur was killed under the orders of Combs.[30]. And I think maybe he was trying to help too much, as opposed to just being perfectly honest. [35] The Wallace family refiled the suit, dropping the state law claims on May 27, 2008. Kading says that, in fact, he facilitated Albert's surrender to local cops and nothing more. Long before Kading stepped into what many believe to be the cursed unsolved mystery of Shakur's and Smalls' murders, a storm of rumors and news stories suggested that a few bad apples within the LAPD had been involved in Smalls' killing. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link:, Notorious B.I.G. Once she had finished reading it, Kading says, Swann whispered, That's right. She's named "Theresa Swann" in Murder Rap for her own protection. DX: Now, I dont know if you can answer this question, but I do need to ask it: Is Theresa Swann actually former Death Row Records artist, and mother of Suge Knights nine-year-old daughter, Michelle? [19], On January 19, 2007, Tyruss "Big Syke" Himes, a friend of Shakur who was implicated in Wallace's murder by the Los Angeles Fox affiliate KTTV and XXL magazine in 2005, had a defamation lawsuit regarding the accusations thrown out of court.[37]. Like I never saw him before. ", Loose Women star lined up to be Strictly's first contestant in wheelchair, GMB's Kate Garraway reveals crippling cost of caring for her husband Derek, Mum identified after dead baby is found on heathland, Radio star rushed to hospital after suffering brain haemorrhage, News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. As you will read in the book, I was pulled off the task force shortly after her confession and I never got a chance to do all the follow-up stuff that needed to be done. And so when you have these guys and [theyre like], What did you see? I am a native Houstonian a city that I love regardless of our unpredictable weather. DX: Do you believe the shooter drove a dark-colored Chevrolet Impala as witnesses claimed? I dont believe that at all. This could be the result of his strict no-snitching policy, which would have prevented him from taking an informant deal to avoid the many years he has spent behind bars. As a matter of fact, if you look at that official video the YouTube video, theres several versions of it but theres one that says official if you really dissect that, which we did, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that that is Poochie in his car in that dark-colored Impala. Teresa Swann Marketing Operations Manager Carbondale, Colorado, United States 477 followers 476 connections Join to view profile Exclusive Resorts About Marketing professional experienced in. Kading planned to notify her last weekend that Murder Rap was going to print. While her real name has been mentioned online and in books, Swann has always shied away from the limelight. We took her statement, it was reinforced with these other statements by these other insiders, and then the circumstantial evidence of the car, the money transfers, all of the things that happened [that] led us to believe that she was telling the truth. Theresa Swann See Photos Lives in Eight Mile, Alabama Theresa Swann See Photos Works at Happily Retired Lives in Alexandria, Louisiana Theresa Swann See Photos Theresa Swann (Terri Shoemaker Senesac) See Photos Works at MTS Ventures Design and Manufacturing Lives in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania Theresa Swann See Photos She had been a resident . Greg Kading: Well, no, theres no I.D. [1] Read about the Internal Affairs report clearing Kading's name in the George Torres case. Poole's theory quickly gained solid ground in high places, and motivated Voletta Wallace to sue LAPD in federal court. ", 2020 THE SUN, US, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY | YOUR AD CHOICES | SITEMAP, Notorious B.I.G. I have no problems with Greg, McClure says. In 1974, at age 11 one year after Kading was at a party with his mother and accidentally ingested LSD in spiked punch his mother packed everything into a VW bus and headed south along the California coast toward Mexico. Deaths Were Nearly 'The End Of Rap', "Review: Rappers' deaths probed in 'LAbyrinth'", "Slain rapper's family keeps pushing suit", "Witness in B.I.G. Her confession is summarized in an official LAPD report reviewed by L.A. Weekly: During one or more of [Swann's prison visits], Knight instructed [Swann] to help him coordinate the murder of Christopher Wallace. Watch the video of Greg Kading discussing why he wrote the book. Six months later, Bad Boy Entertainment rap star Christopher Wallace, best known as Biggie Smalls or Notorious B.I.G., was shot to death in L.A. I need to qualify that, because it might look negligent if you just said, Well, he never talked to him. It took only three days to find Muhammad, who had a current ad for his brokerage business running in the Times. DX: Just out of curiosity though, did you ever converse with Russell Poole during your investigation? According to her, the solicitation was $25,000 and she gave Poochie 14 grand, clearly she kept the remainder. [6], On March 9, 1997, at 12:30a.m. (PST), Wallace left with his entourage in two Chevrolet Suburbans to attend an after-party at Steve Stoute's house in the Hollywood Hills. Harry Billups) were originally named as defendants in the civil suit, but were dropped shortly before the trial began after the LAPD and FBI dismissed them as suspects. But Swann's reaction meant everything, especially because, in Poochie's staged false confession, Swann herself was named as a conspirator in Smalls' murder. [27][28] Retired LAPD detective Greg Kading, who worked for three years on a gang task force that included the Wallace case, alleged that the rapper was shot by Wardell "Poochie" Fouse. 2005);Reid, Shaheem (July 5, 2004). In a taped confession fully reviewed by L.A. Weekly, Keffe D says, [Combs] took me downstairs and he's like, 'Man, I want to get rid of them dudes.' heirs sue LAPD, officials, city", "Notorious B.I.G. Both Baby Lane and Poochie implicated as the triggermen by the team's sources for the murders of Shakur and Smalls had been shot dead years ago, casualties of Crips-versus-Bloods battles set off by the celebrities' slayings. If anybody that we talked to had any information on David Mack, we always made sure that was then pushed over into the civil case. We put her in a corner to make those hard decisions, he said. Though Kading is well aware of the litigation to which he's exposing himself by implicating Combs and Knight the wealthy Combs threatened to sue the Los Angeles Times over much less Kading believes that the story's bigger than the LAPD, and that if he doesn't share his findings with the public, nobody's ever going to know what really happened.. In the three years he worked that case, he was keeping tabs on Smith and Del Real in preparation for Torres' trial in 2009. Now Eugene Deals looking at Amir Muhammad but hes also now seeing Cause you know there were two [sketches of the suspected shooter], right? Kading, who was assigned to the second investigation of Biggie's murder in 2006, claims to have received a confession from Theresa Swann (alias), the girlfriend and mother of one of Suge Knight . Wilson admonished Searight, not Kading, for failing to collect all available recordings of phone calls between Kading and Derrick Smith at a Santa Ana jail. I think there was some influence there that caused him to point out that picture. DX: Okay. DX: [Were] there any eyewitness reports of this conversation by prison employees? It wasnt out of a desire not to talk to him, but because I was an employee with the L.A.P.D., with the city of Los Angeles, conducting an ongoing criminal investigation, and he was a witness in a civil suit for the plaintiff against the city of Los Angeles. Unsolved case Kading added: "Suge would have figured out she spoke, but the reality was that he was not going to kill or harm the mother of his child, especially if she is working with law enforcement. So saying that, we have no reason to believe that Perez or Mack were there. Detective Says He Knows Who Killed The Notorious B.I.G. (Knight would survive that night's shooting with a bullet wound to the head.). A half-dozen lesser allegations that irritated Judge Wilson mostly involved phone snippets played during the trial that implied Kading was making promises to Smith and Del Real to get them to testify. This is for the best. At age 13, he finally found it with the family of his best friend, whose father was a lieutenant with the Orange County Sheriff's Department. I believe thats him, but you cant see him on the video so theres no way to really identify him. However, he mentions this Amir/Ashmir/Kenny/Keke guy is supposedly a Nation Of Islam guy, and maybe he was a Crip affiliate or maybe a Crip, and hes a hit-man. Greg Kading: Yeah, absolutely. Greg Kading: No, I never did actually. should i cover poison ivy when sleeping, florida man september 15 2002,
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