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LAPD opens internal affairs inquiry in Nipsey Hussle case

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The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an internal affairs investigation regarding Nipsey Hussle's murder case.

The woman who acted as the getaway driver in Hussle's shooting tried speaking with the police the following day. The woman, who is known as Witness 1 in court documents, walked into the 77th Street station after seeing footage of her car and license plate on the news. After speaking with the desk officer, she was told not to worry about it.

"One of the police officers is like, 'Well, don't worry about it,' you know, 'Don't listen to the news,'" the woman said in her grand jury testimony in May. "My mom said, 'Well, she needs to talk to somebody.' But he said, 'Don't worry about it.' So we just left."

After being turned away, the woman went back again to the police where she sat down for an interview for five hours. During her five hour interview, Witness 1 claims that Nipsey signaled to Eric Holder, Nip's alleged killer, as if he didn't want any contact with him. She also states overhearing a conversation where Holder asked Nipsey if he ever snitched.

Yesterday, the Associated Press confirmed that the department's Office of the Inspector General has opened up an investigation regarding the desk's officer's response to Witness 1.

Last Friday, we reported that Witness 1 expressed concerned over her safety on multiple occasions. After investigating her claims and threats she's received, the LAPD found it very important to place the woman under police protection and possibly move her into hiding.

Although Witness 1 was offered protection from the LAPD, there is no confirmation on whether or not she accepted the offer. According to court documents, Witness 1 has signed an immunity agreement, which means nothing can be used against her.

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