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Daughters Of Malcolm X, Civil Rights Attorney Say They Have Evidence Proving NYPD, FBI Conspired To Have Him Assassinated

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The three daughters of Malcolm X joined civil rights attorney Ben Crump on Saturday to reveal what they say is evidence that proves the NYPD and the FBI conspired to have him assassinated.

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JESSICA MOORE: The three daughters of Malcolm X joined civil rights attorney Ben Crump today to reveal what they say is evidence proving the NYPD and FBI conspired to have him assassinated. The civil rights activist and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam was killed at the Audubon Ballroom in February 1965. Three men were convicted, but over the years, there have been conspiracy theories about whether someone else was responsible.

Today, the cousin of a now-deceased police officer says that, in a deathbed declaration letter, officer Ray Wood claimed his job was to infiltrate civil rights organizations and encourage leaders and members to commit felonies. He also claimed he was ordered to have Malcolm X's security detail arrested days before his assassination. Now, attorney Ben Crump is calling on the Manhattan DA to take action.

BEN CRUMP: The question is, will they act to finally give restorative justice?

- Any evidence that provides greater insight into the truth behind that terrible tragedy should be thoroughly investigated.

JESSICA MOORE: The NYPD said in a statement that the department "has provided all available records to the Manhattan district attorney." The DA says "our office's review of this matter is active and ongoing." We have also reached out to the FBI for comment, but so far, have not heard back.