The daughters of the African-American activist known as Malcolm X, who was murdered in 1965, called for the reopening of the investigation into his murder after testimony allegedly implicates the NYPD and the FBI.
In a press conference, in which the lawyers of the leader and civil rights activist also participated, they published new evidence that would show how the Police and the FBI conspired to assassinate El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, known as Malcolm X.
This evidence would consist of a letter from a former undercover NYPD officer, in which he claims his supervisors pressured him to get two of Malcolm X’s security men to commit crimes a few days before the murder.
The arrest of these men would have prevented them from accompanying the activist on the day of the shooting. “They told me to encourage leaders and members of civil rights groups to commit crimes”, Details the letter, published by the US media.
The letter, written by Raymond Wood, was licensed for posthumous publication by a cousin.
The Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, is reviewing the case, and after the disclosure of the information, he assured that it is “active and ongoing”.
After approaching a lectern to give a speech, Malcolm X was shot. In the days before the murder, the activist confessed in an interview that he suspected members of the Nation of Islam were trying to kill him. Later it was learned that, at that time, he was being investigated by the FBI for his alleged ties to communism.
Also the same week as his homicide, his house was bombed.
About a year before the assassination, the activist had left the Nation of Islam, after being one of the most influential leaders of the organization, leading to death threats from members of the community.
Three men were arrested for the crime, although the suspicions of the involvement of US agencies were always defended by the family and followers of Malcolm X.