Malcolm X’s family demands reopening of his murder investigation

“Anything that allows us to better understand the truth about this terrible tragedy must be carefully considered,” Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm X’s three daughters, said during a news conference. The family of the African-American activist has called for the reopening of the investigation into his murder.

A procedure that follows a new testimony that involves the New York Police (NYPD) and the FBI. According to this former police officer, who had asked that his testimony not be public until after his death, the New York Police (NYPD) and the FBI kept certain aspects of the case secret. “The review” is “in progress”said a spokesman for the Manhattan Prosecutor’s Office, contacted on Sunday, February 21 by AFP.

After the broadcast of a documentary on Netflix, Who Killed Malcolm X?, a new exam had already been requested by Manhattan Attorney Cyrus Vance in February 2020, to determine if there is any evidence to justify reopening the investigations.

Bodyguards trapped?

According to this new story, the political activist would have been trapped. 55 years ago, on February 21, 1965, the African-American activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, whose real name was, was deprived of the protection of his bodyguards. when he was fatally shot by three shooters during his speech at the Audubon Ballroom, Manhattan.

A letter written by a former NYPD, now deceased, was presented during a press conference: the correspondence accuses the police, the New York Police (NYPD) and the FBI, of complicity in the murder of Malcolm X. According to his cousin, the officer, who was black and operated undercover, claimed to have approached the militant’s entourage at the request of his hierarchy. He allegedly caught two of his bodyguards, arrested a few days before the murder.

The New York Police (NYPD) announced that “All the files related to this case” were transmitted to the Prosecutor’s Office. The NYPD “remains willing to contribute to this review in any way,” the institution said. Contacted by AFP, the FBI’s New York office declined to comment.

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