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Relative of undercover officer offers evidence supporting conspiracy of Malcolm X assassination

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NEW YORK (WBNG) -- A deathbed confession from one of the undercover officers working during the Civil Rights Movement is raising questions about the death of Malcolm X.

Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump held a press conference in New York City Saturday where evidence was offered to suggest Malcolm X's death was a planned assassination.

Reginald Wood Jr., a relative of undercover police officer Ray Wood who worked during the time of Malcolm X's death, offered evidence of the conspiracy through a letter written on Wood's deathbed.

The letter declared that the NYPD and the FBI conspired to undermine the legitimacy of the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders.

Reginald Wood Jr. said at the press conference, " After Ray's passing, I found a confession letter that Ray had written and mailed to my father back in 2011. This letter details his, the FBI, and the NYPD's involvement in the assassination of Malcolm X, and how he was forced to betray his people."

Wood Jr. said the letter helps him to understand the pain and guilt Ray Wood felt for the last 55 years since then.

"He conspired to help the NYPD assassinate Malcolm X," he said.

Wood was tasked with arresting Malcolm X's security detail days before the assassination leaving Malcolm X without door security where he died.

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