Dr. Martin Luther king was assassinated over 49 years ago, however, many remain in the dark regarding the true story behind his death. Despite the highly controversial trial against the FBI and local police, the media remained silent.
The short trial that lasted less than an hour found that a Memphis Police Department Officer, Lloyd Jowers had been central in the ploy to kill the historical human rights activist. Furthermore, according to court documents, there had been a conspiracy between then FBI and the police officer to assassinate King.
According to court documents, there was a “conspiracy to kill Martin King involving [FBI] agents of the government of the United States, State of Tennessee, City of Memphis.”
Later, in 1993, Jowers explained on ABC that he had in fact, played a part in the assassination of Martin Luther King. During his interview, he stated that Lt. Earl Clark from the Memphis Police Department had actually fired the shot that killed King, rather than James Earl Ray.
According to Jerry Williams, who is a former police officer of the Memphis P.D, during the days leading up to King’s assassination, his security team was withdrawn. Others including friends of Dr. King were also transferred away before the assassination.
One undercover officer who joined the CIA the night after King’s death named Officer Marrell McCollough testified on the stand in 1978 at the House Select Committee on Assassinations that he had witnessed the assassination.
He then ran up the stairs to the body, and remained there until later, despite the fact that other officers had been removed prior to Dr. King’s death.
Of course, the U.S government has refused to admit playing in part in the assassination and maintains that Jowers had lied during his trial. After multiple government investigations, their final conclusion was that James Earl Ray did kill Dr. King. But, it would be obvious that when the government investigates itself it would find nothing that seemed out of place. Unfortunately, without absolute concrete proof, we can only speculate as to what truly happened.