Sunday’s airing of the Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? investigative documentary on Fox led to the network now apologizing for an error made on their part. In the doc hosted by Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien, producers for the show used an incorrect photo of a Los Angeles County sheriff which angered those within the department.
“In Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? a photo of Los Angeles Sheriff Department Commander Steven D. Katz was mistakenly used in the program,’ the net said in a statement Tuesday. “FOX regrets the error and extends an apology to Commander Katz and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.”
The apology from the network follows one late yesterday from producers Critical Content after the primetime special over one of hip hop’s greatest mysteries outraged the L.A County Sheriff’s department.
Produced by the Tom Forman led company, the two-hour Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien hosted docu aired opposite powerhouse Sunday Night Football and the debut of Star Trek Discovery on CBS. The investigative crime special called out Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Commander Stephen D. Katz and used his photo repeatedly. However, to producer Critical Content and Fox’s embarressment, the LASD said it was never involved in the investigation. The officer in the case was the Los Angeles Police Department’s Steven Katz
Critical Content was made aware of the error immediately and issued a statement, with Fox following with their own on Tuesday. The documentary aired on Sunday, September 24.
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