Last updated: January 17, 2016 at 23:42 pm
Electronic Frontier Foundation’s article on November 12, 2014 by By Nadia Kayyali FBI’s “Suicide Letter” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance
Was there a 1999 assassination and following civil suit?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was assigned the lead to investigate King’s death. J. Edgar Hoover, who had previously made efforts to undermine King’s reputation, told Johnson that his agency would attempt to find the culprit(s). Many documents related to this investigation remain classified, and are slated to remain secret until 2027. In 2010, as in earlier years, some argued for passage of a proposed Records Collection Act, similar to a 1992 law concerning the Kennedy assassination, in order to require the immediate release of the records. The measure did not pass.