The family of murdered civil rights activist Malcolm X announced plans to sue the CIA, FBI, the New York Police Department, and others for $100 million on Tuesday, the anniversary of his killing in 1965.
58 years ago, civil rights activist Malcolm X was killed.
His family claimed that the security services were complicit in his demise.
Ilyasah Shabazz and Qubilah Shabazz, two of his daughters, and lawyer Ben Crump attended a press conference at the former Audubon Ballroom in upper Manhattan, where Malcolm X was shot and killed on February 21, 1965, as a crowd gathered to hear him speak.
Who killed him has been a subject of discussion for many years.
Three individuals were found guilty, but in 2021, two of them were found innocent after a new review into the cases against them revealed that the evidence used to support the convictions was suspect and that the government had withheld some material.
The procedure began with Ilyasah Shabazz, the co-administrator of her father’s estate, filing notices of claim.
The agencies “conspired with one other and with other people and acted, and failed to act, in such a way as to bring about the wrongful death of Malcolm X,” according to the notifications of claim.
She remarked at the news conference, “Our family has worked for the truth to come to light for years. “We want our father to receive justice,”
The CIA, FBI, Department of Justice, and New York City’s legal division all received emails requesting comment. Neither the DOJ nor the NYPD would comment.
On mentioning the anniversary, Crump stated that “there has been speculation as to who was involved in the assassination of Malcolm X” ever since.
The Manhattan district attorney, the NYPD, and the FBI, he claimed, “had factual proof, exculpatory information that they fraudulently suppressed from the guys who were falsely convicted for the assassination of Malcolm X,” citing the 2021 exonerations.
When asked if he thought government agencies had planned to kill Malcolm, Crump responded, “Yes, that is what we are alleging. Several civil rights organizations were compromised by them.