His daughters fighter for blacks’ rights and racial justice Malcolm X asked for her file to be reopened research for his assassination in 1965, in the light of new testimony which involves both its police in the case New York, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Asked by Agence France-Presse, a spokesman for the Manhattan prosecutor said it was already “in progress” new “examination” of the case.
During a press conference, he was introduced letter Former New York Police Officer (NYPD), who is no longer alive, in which he accuses his service and the FBI of synergy in murder.
According to his cousin, the black policeman, a secret, reveals in the letter that he had approached, at the behest of his hierarchy, persons in Malcolm X’s environment and had trap two of his bodyguards, who were arrested a few days before the murder.
The chronicle of a revelation
On February 21, 1965, 55 years ago, El Hadj Malik El Sabaz — named after Malcolm Little after his pilgrimage to Mecca — did not have the two bodyguards with him at an event at the Audubon Ballroom in northern Manhattan. , where he fell dead from the bullets of three executors.
In general, the former police officer, who did not want his testimony to be revealed until after his death, notes that the NYPD and the FBI kept some aspects of the case in the dark.
In February 2020, after the broadcast of a documentary by Netfix (“Who killed Malcolm X?”) Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has instructed his subordinates to re-examine the case to see if it should be re-investigated.
Asked yesterday by the French Agency, the New York police assured that they had passed to the services of prosecutor Vance “all the archives related to the case “and that” it remains ready to contribute to this examination in any way it can “.
When contacted by Agence France-Presse, the FBI office in New York declined to comment.
“Any information that allows us to better understand the truth about this horrific tragedy must be thoroughly examined,” said Iliassa Sabaz, one of Malcolm X’s daughters, who was present at the press conference.
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