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  “Suge” Knight’s Offices Raided By Police. 


11-14-02 antiGUY
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Police in Los Angeles and Las Vegas raided the offices of rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s “Tha Row Records” (formerly known as Death Row Records). Athorities served search warrants for 17 locations on Thursday, including Knight’s Beverly Hills office as part of ongoing murder investigations. 

Arthur Barens, an attorney for Knight told reporters that some of the locations searched were either past or present residences of the rap mogul. However, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told the press that Knight is not a suspect. 

Details about which murders are being investigated have not been forthcoming from the sheriff’s department. A spokesman for the LA County Sheriff's Department said that they’re "…seeking additional evidence in several homicides and a conspiracy to commit murder investigation." 

Authorities reportedly made several arrests in connections with today’s raids, but have refused to release the identities of any of the suspects. "The kinds of people that we have warrants for are wanted for very serious crimes," sheriff's deputy Darren Harris told the press.

When asked if these raids were linked to investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, the spokesperson refused to answer. However, there has also been some speculation on the part of the press that one of the cases under investigation may involve the murder of Jam Master Jay. 

Knight’s attorney was upset with how the raid was carried out on the offices of his client, according to Billboard Online that reported the following; “Barens said law enforcement officials damaged the record label office when they stormed the building. Sheriff's deputies, including a SWAT team, surrounded the building that houses Tha Row Records at about 5 a.m. ‘Until I have some reason to believe there was legitimacy to this, I consider this heavy-handed harassment,’ Barens said.”
 


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