Malcom X’s family demands the reopening of the investigation into his murder

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

A procedure that follows a new testimony that involves the New York Police (NYPD) and the FBI. “The examination” of the file 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 Malcom X?, a file review had already been required 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. He is 55 years old as of the day on February 21, 1965, the African American activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, whose real name is, 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, NYPD, and the FBI of complicity in the murder of Malcom X.

According to his cousin, the officer, who was black and operated undercover, said he approached, at the request of his superiors, the activist’s entourage. He allegedly caught two of his bodyguards, arrested a few days before the murder. 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 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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