New allegations about the death of Malcolm X have surfaced in a letter from a former New York Police officer on his deathbed

On Jan 25, 2011, Ray Wood, who served as an undercover cop on the day of Malcolm X’s death, wrote a letter in which he admitted that he “participated in actions that were, in hindsight, regrettable and detrimental to the progress of my own blacks”

When Wood was hired by the NYPD in 1964, his job was to “infiltrate civil rights organizations” to find evidence of criminal activity so that the FBI could discredit subjects and arrest their leaders, Wood wrote in the ABC News received letter

Woods Handler had planned the arrest of two of Malcolm X’s “key” security detail members to bomb the Statue of Liberty days before his 1965 assassination, Wood wrote. The conspiracy involved three members of a black “terrorist group” and a Canadian woman, who planned to dynamize the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, and Washington Monument, the New York Times reported on February 16, 1965

“It was my job to involve the two men in a federal crime, so that they were arrested by the FBI and killed on May 21 February 1965 could be kept out of Malcolm X’s door security administration, “Wood wrote,” “I was unaware at the time that Malcolm X was the target”

Malcolm X was murdered in the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan when he turned to the Organization of African American Unity on February 21, 1965. Three members of the Nation of Islam were convicted of murder

Wood alleged in the letter that “his actions on behalf of the New York Police Department (BOSSI) were carried out under duress and fear,” adding that he could have had “adverse consequences” if he did not follow instructions from would have his handler

“After experiencing repeated brutality by my colleagues (police), I tried to resign,” he wrote. “Instead, I was threatened with arrest for marijuana and alcohol trafficking charges for failing to do the work”

Wood wrote that he was concerned that the family of Thomas Johnson, one of the men convicted of the murder of Malcolm X, would not be able to exonerate him after Wood’s death because his health was in poor health and Johnson was on the night, where Malcolm X was killed, arrested in the Audubon Ballroom to protect Wood’s cover and “the FBI and NYPD secrets,” Wood wrote

Wood placed his full confession in the care of his cousin Reginald Wood Jrand requested that the information be kept until after his death

“I hope this information is received with an understanding that I have carried this mystery with a heavy heart and regret my participation in this matter,” wrote Wood

Wood’s cousin, who wrote the book The Ray Wood Story published earlier this month, described Wood to Good Morning America as a “good man who has been betrayed and forced to betray his own people.”””

Last year, the New York District Attorney’s Office opened another investigation into the death of Malcolm X and the one following the documentary “Who Killed Malcolm X?” broadcast on Netflix

In response to a query from ABC News, the Manhattan Attorney’s Office stated, “Our firm’s review of this matter is ongoing and ongoing”

NYPD spokeswoman Sgt Jessica McRorie said in a statement that the NYPD had provided the prosecutor with “all available records relevant to this case.”

“This is the only way we can bridge this gap,” said Crump to GMA. “We must be transparent, show accountability, and this is the only way we can ever trust””

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of NAACP, told GMA that “far too many African Americans who have stood up and campaigned for equality and justice in this country have been persecuted, prosecuted, or in this case persecuted by Malcolm X, murdered “

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