Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, is suing the FBI, the CIA, New York City Police Department, and others for her father’s death.
The famed civil rights activist was assassinated 58 years ago.
The family wants $100 million in damages.
Shabazz accused various federal and New York government agencies of fraudulently concealing evidence that they “conspired to and executed their plan to assassinate Malcolm X.”
“For years our family has fought for the truth to come to light,” she said.
“We want justice served for our father.
“It is our hope that litigation of this case will finally provide some unanswered questions.”
“It’s not just about the trigger men, it’s about those who conspired with the trigger men to do this dastardly deed,” her lawyer Ben Crump said.
According to Yahoo:
He was 39 years old when three men with guns shot him onstage as prepared to speak at New York’s Audubon Ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965.
Shabazz, who was then 2 years old, was present with her mother and sisters.
Soon after, some associates of Malcolm X said they believed various government agencies were aware of the assassination plan and allowed to it happen.
Talmadge Hayer, then a member of the Nation of Islam, confessed in court to being one of the assassins.
In 2021, a New York state judge threw out the convictions of two other men who wrongly spent decades in prison for the murder of Malcolm X, saying there had been a miscarriage of justice.
Hayer had long said the two men were innocent and that his accomplices were other Nation of Islam members.
The two men were exonerated at the request of the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which said an investigation had found that prosecutors and law enforcement agencies withheld evidence that, had it been turned over, would likely have led to the pair’s acquittal.
The family of civil rights leader Malcolm X marked the 58th anniversary of his assassination by announcing plans to sue agencies including the CIA, FBI and the New York Police Department for $100 million, accusing them of playing a role in his death.https://t.co/F3eswL6qfU
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