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Malcolm X family demands reopening of investigation into his …


The daughters of African-American civil rights activist Malcolm X have requested the reopening of the investigation into his murder. New testimony discredits New York Police (NYPD) and Federal Police (FBI). A spokesman for the Manhattan prosecutor’s office says she is “reviewing” the file.

At a press conference on Saturday, a written letter was presented from a former New York police officer who has since passed away. He accuses law enforcement, the NYPD and the FBI, of complicity in the murder of Malcolm X.

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According to the nephew of the former black undercover agent Raymond Wood, he approached the entourage of Malcolm X at the request of his superior. were arrested.

So on February 21, 1965, 55 years ago, Malcolm X had to do without those two men when he descended to the Audubon Ballroom, a venue in north Manhattan for a speech. Malcolm X, whose real name was El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was shot by three gunmen. The former police officer, who insisted that his testimony was not made public until after his death, said the NYPD and the FBI were keeping some elements of the investigation secret. The two services would have wanted Malcolm X dead.

Malcolm X family demands reopening of investigation into his murder
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In February 2020, after the broadcast of the documentary ‘Who killed Malcolm X? ‘ on Netflix, Manhattan attorney Cyrus Vance has already asked his teams to review the file. They had to determine whether or not the investigation should be reopened.

New York police responded on Sunday that they gave “all the records on this case” to the attorney. The NYPD “remains available to contribute in any way whatsoever to the investigation”. The FBI declined to comment.

“Any element that allows us to better understand the truth about this terrible tragedy should be carefully examined,” said Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm X’s three daughters, who attended the press conference.

Malcolm X family demands reopening of investigation into his murder
Ilyasah Shabazz (center) and her two sisters at the press conference.
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