Sunday, February 28, 2021

Malcolm X’s family demand reopening of his murder investigation


In a letter, a former New York police officer accuses the police of having concealed certain aspects of the case.

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Who killed Malcom X? The daughters of the political activist and African-American rights activist have called for the investigation into his murder to be reopened, in light of new testimony implicating the New York police and the FBI. During a press briefing on Sunday, February 21, the family presented a letter written by a former New York police officer, who is now deceased. In it, the agent accuses the police, New York police and FBI, of complicity in the murder.

The former police officer, who wanted his testimony to become public only after his death, maintains that the New York Police (NYPD) and the FBI kept certain aspects of the case secret.

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, 55 years ago to the day, 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 upper Manhattan, before falling under the bullets of three shooters.

New York Police said they communicated to prosecutors “all records relating to this affair”. NYPD “remain ready to contribute to this review in any way.”“Anything that sheds light on the truth about this terrible tragedy should be carefully considered”, said Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm X’s three daughters at the press briefing, of the six he had with his wife Betty.



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