L. A. County Sheriff's Department Demands Apology from FOX "Who Shot Biggie And Tupac?"
The program uses an incorrect picture of the delivery of a detective in the Biggie Smalls murder case.
Los Angeles, CA – FOX aired their investigation of the crime special Who Shot Biggie And Tupac? on the night of Sunday (September 24) and the network is already fielding public criticism of the los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a statement, the department condemned the program for falsely using a photo of the Commander-Steven D. Katz, an employee of the LASD. The show the wrong way Commander Katz by Steve Katz, the los Angeles Police Department's lead detective in the Biggie Smalls murder case.
"The programme incorrectly portrayed the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and its employee, Steven D. Katz, as being involved with the investigation of the death of Wallace," the department said. "The segment defamed Katz on several occasions, showing your photograph and express themselves through graphics, an indication of 'shame and anger' in the handling of the case."
He continued, "The program also erroneously depicted the LASD as part of the research, by showing our employees with their LASD name badge and standing in front of LASD logos, and stating several times through charts and statements, that he was the principal Investigator of [the] Biggie Murder.'"
The production company behind the programme, the Content Critic, has issued an apology.
"The critical Content apologizes to Commander Steve Katz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, whose photo was mistakenly included in the last night the issue of Who Shot Biggie and Tupac? He is not the Steven Katz of the los Angeles Police Department mentioned in the program."
Despite the heaviness, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told The Hollywood Reporter that still demands an apology from Fox Broadcasting Company.
In other places, the department also pointed to the drivers of the program, Ice-T and Soledad O'brien, for a similar reason, saying: "[They] made derogatory comments on the grounds that the inve