Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Malcolm X’s family demand reopening of murder investigation – rts.ch


The daughters of African-American activist Malcolm X have called for the investigation into his murder to be reopened in light of new testimony implicating New York police and the FBI.

During a press briefing was presented a letter written by a former New York police officer, now deceased, who accuses the police, New York police and FBI, of complicity in the murder.

According to his cousin, the policeman, who was black and operated undercover, claims to have approached, at the request of his hierarchy, the entourage of Malcolm X and to have trapped two of his bodyguards, arrested only a few days before murder.

On February 21, 1965, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, whose real name was, was therefore deprived of the presence of these two men when he appeared for an address in the Audubon Ballroom, a performance hall in the north. of Manhattan, before falling under the bullets of three shooters.

Examination of the file in progress

More generally, the former police officer, who wanted his testimony to become public only after his death, maintains that the New York police and the FBI have kept certain aspects of the case secret.

In February 2020, after the broadcast of a documentary on Netflix (“Who killed Malcolm X?”), Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance asked his teams to review the case to determine whether or not the investigation should be reopened. .

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