Russell Poole

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Birthday
17, 1956
Birthplace
La Mirada, CA
Death Date
Aug 19, 2015 (59)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1956
Birthplace
La Mirada, CA
Death Date
Aug 19, 2015 (59)

About

Detective who rose to fame as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for being the primary investigator of the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. His investigation formed the basis for the Pulitzer-prize winning book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan. 

Before Fame

He joined the LAPD in 1981. Within three years, he became a detective trainee. 

Trivia

He was a central investigating figure for the LAPD during the infamous Rampart Scandal of the late 1990s. He contributed an alternative theory to the murder of Tupac Shakur in the crime non-fiction book Tupac:187. 

Family Life

His father was a member of the LAPD. 

Associated With

He appeared in Nick Broomfield's 2002 documentary Biggie & Tupac.