Malcolm X’s Daughters Announce Plans To Sue The FBI, NYPD & CIA Over His Assassination

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

24 Feb 2023

The family of Malcolm X announced their intent to sue the CIA, FBI and the NYPD claiming all three agencies concealed evidence in his murder.

A $100 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed for the legendary activist who was assassinated in Feb. 1965, at the age of 39.

In a press conference his daughters Qubilah Shabazz and Ilyasah Shabazz, provided “formal notice” of the legal complaint.

Ilyasah Shabazz, said that the family is seeking “justice”.

“For years our family has fought for the truth to come to light concerning his murder, and we’d like our father to receive the justice that he deserves,” she said.

“The truth about the circumstances leading to the death of our father is important – not only to his family, but to many followers, many admirers … And it is our hope that litigation of this case will finally provide some unanswered questions. We want justice served for our father.”

New York City and New York State agreed to pay $36 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of Muhammad Abdul Aziz and Kahlil Islam, who were both exonerated of the 1965 killing of Malcolm X in October 2022.

One of the families attorney’s, Ben Crump said: “If the government compensated the two gentlemen that were wrongfully convicted for the assassination of Malcolm X with tens of millions of dollars, then what is to be the compensation for the daughters who suffered the most from the assassination of Malcolm X?”

All three defendants have declined to comment.