Malcolm X was gunned down at New York’s Audubon Ballroom. According to the family of the late Civil Rights icon, however, there’s much, much more to be uncovered surrounding his death and his murder investigation should be reopened.
Like many people, Malcolm X’s family suspects that bigger forces were at play when he was killed on February 21, 1965. In fact, they believe that the New York Police Department and the FBI played a role in his death. The group is pointing to a letter written by a deceased NYPD police officer as key evidence to bolster their claims.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and co-counsels, Ray Hamlin and Paul Napoli, Reggie Wood, a relative of undercover officer Ray Wood read a deathbed letter from the officer to Malcolm X’s children Qubiliah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, and Gamilah Shabazz. In the letter, late officer Ray Wood c