Malcolm X’s household has launched a letter it says was written by a deceased New York cop claiming the NYPD and FBI have been behind the 1965 Harlem assassination of the civil-rights activist.
Malcolm X was gunned down on the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan a yr after breaking ranks with the Nation of Islam.
Three members of the black separatism group have been convicted in the taking pictures.
On Saturday, a few of Malcolm X’s daughters launched a letter attributed to a former undercover NYPD officer, Raymond Wooden, on the website of the former lodge on 165th Road. The members of the family have been joined by Reggie Wooden, a cousin of the late officer.
Within the letter, Raymond Wooden allegedly wrote that NYPD supervisors pressured him into luring two members of Malcolm X’s safety particulars into committing crimes that led to their arrests in the times earlier than the activist was slain.
The letter stated the arrests offered the possibility for lax door safety on the lodge ballroom and have been a part of a conspiracy between federal investigators and New York police to have Malcolm killed.
“Underneath the course of my handlers, I used to be informed to encourage leaders and members of the civil-rights teams to commit felonious acts,” the letter said.
Manhattan District Lawyer Cy Vance stated final yr that his workplace would reopen the case to research the long-held contentions by some historians and students that the mistaken suspects have been arrested for the slaying.
Within the wake of the letter, Vance’s workplace launched an announcement saying its “evaluate of this matter is energetic and ongoing.”
The NYPD stated it’s cooperating with the prosecutor’s effort.
“The NYPD has offered all accessible information related to that case to the District Lawyer. The Division stays dedicated to help with that evaluate in any means,” Sgt. Edward Riley wrote in an announcement to the Put up on Sunday.
The FBI declined remark.
Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, stated she had at all times lived with uncertainty across the circumstances of her father’s demise.
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