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Malcolm X’s Family Files A Lawsuit Against The NYPD

Malcolm X In London
Portrait of American political activist and radical civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 – 1965) as he holds an 8mm movie camera in London Airport, London, England, July 9, 1964. Shortly after breaking his affiliation with the Nation of Islam, and just days after his formation of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), Malcolm X was in London en route to Egypt to attend a meeting of the Organization of African Unity and to meet with the leaders of various African states. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)


Yesterday marked the 58th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination and his family and
their attorney Benjamin Crump announced a new lawsuit against the NYPD.


CBS News reports that the lawsuit is for fraudulent concealment of evidence related to the killing.


Two men, Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam were both wrongly convicted of killing the civil rights leader, which forced the city of New York. to pay them and their families $26 million in a settlement.


Reportedly a third man, Mujahid Abdul Halim admitted to the murders saying neither of the accused men had anything to do with the murder.


Malcolm X was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City, February 21, 1965.