56 years after Malcolm X’s loss of life, attorneys are revealing what they referred to as new proof of a conspiracy perpetrated by the NYPD and the FBI to assassinate the Civil Rights chief in Harlem.
In accordance with New York’s ABC 7, Ray Wooden, who was an undercover police officer on the time, wrote a deathbed letter confessing that the NYPD and FBI conspired to kill Malcolm, his household and their lawyer at the moment are claiming.
In February 1965, Malcolm was gunned down in Harlem throughout a talking engagement. Wooden’s household says in Wooden’s letter that his accountability was to make sure the activist’s safety element however was arrested days earlier than the assassination.
The letter goes on to state that the transfer would assure Malcolm X not have door safety on the Audubon Ballroom the place he was killed.
Civil Rights lawyer Ben Crump has been retained by Malcolm’s three daughters and Wooden’s household. They’re asking for the homicide investigation to be re-opened in gentle of the brand new proof.
“So, what we’re making an attempt to do is speak about restorative justice is as attorneys — attempt to pursue relentless justice,” stated lawyer Ray Hamlin. “On behalf of the legacy of Malcolm X, Dr, Betty Shabazz, on behalf of his household lineage who’s right here.”
Three Nation of Islam members had been convicted in Malcolm X’s homicide. Final yr, the Manhattan District Lawyer’s workplace started a assessment of these convictions after assembly with representatives of the Innocence Venture.
The DA’s workplace now says ‘the assessment of this matter is lively and ongoing’ in gentle of the brand new proof.
The NYPD additionally launched a press release on Saturday studying: “A number of months in the past, the Manhattan District Lawyer initiated a assessment of the investigation and prosecution that resulted in two convictions for the homicide of Malcom X. The NYPD has supplied all out there data related to that case to the District Lawyer. The Division stays dedicated to help with that assessment in any manner.”