LAPD memo re man who alleged O'Neal behind kidnap

July 14, 2011

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LOS ANGELES—An internal Los Angeles Police Department memo is critical of a man who claimed Shaquille O'Neal orchestrated his kidnapping by a criminal street gang.

A Los Angeles Times review of internal police records reveal that Robert Ross was classified as an "undesirable informant" by the LAPD in early 2010 and appeared to have a "personal vendetta" against fellow gang members.

Ross, a music producer and former gang member, has testified that he was kidnapped, assaulted and robbed by members of the Main Street Crips gang after he claimed to have a sex tape of O'Neal.

O'Neal has denied any involvement in the alleged kidnapping and is not charged in the criminal case.

An attorney for Ross told the Times Wednesday that the LAPD memo was full of unsubstantiated allegations.