The FBI and Memphis Police Admit Their Involvement in the Assassination of MLK

MLK_FBI2By Andrew Emett

Nearly 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the FBI and Memphis Police Department have sparingly released information implicating themselves or members of their agencies in facilitating and directly causing the untimely death of Dr. King. Although the Justice Department officially claims James Earl Ray assassinated MLK, a civil suit later determined that a Memphis cop was involved in a conspiracy to murder the civil rights leader.

During a rainstorm on February 1, 1968, two black sanitation workers in Memphis lost their lives when the truck’s compactor accidentally triggered. On that same day, 22 black sewer workers were sent home without pay while their white coworkers received compensation. Less than two weeks later, over a thousand black sanitation workers went on strike wearing placards reading, “I AM A MAN.”


On March 18, 1968, Dr. King spoke at a rally in Memphis promising to lead a march later in the month supporting the striking sanitation workers. According to the House Select Committee on Assassinations, a black civil rights group named the Invaders sabotaged the March 28 demonstration by distributing hundreds of two by two sticks attached to placards into the hands of impressionable black children caught breaking store windows. The Invaders allegedly incited violence against Dr. King’s orders of peaceful resistance.

Because of the violence perpetrated during the March 28 demonstration, the city of Memphis filed a formal complaint against Dr. King and his associates within the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). On the last day of his life, Dr. King spent most of his time with Dr. Ralph Abernathy of the SCLC. While Rev. Andrew “Andy” Young of the SCLC had convinced U.S. District Court Judge Bailey Brown to allow Dr. King to organize a peaceful march scheduled for April 8, Dr. King was preparing for dinner with Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. King’s Memphis PD security detail had been withdrawn, a black Memphis PD detective posted near the Lorraine Motel had been removed, and two black firemen in a station near the Lorraine Motel were transferred shortly before the assassination. Former Memphis PD Detective Jerry Williams had been assigned to Dr. King’s security detail twice before his final visit in 1968. Det. Williams asserted on Dr. King’s final visit that no black officers had been assigned to his security detail. The day before Dr. King’s death, Inspector Don H. Smith requested to remove his detail. The request was granted.

Accounts differ regarding Dr. King’s final words. According to FBI documents, Dr. King was discussing the weather with his chauffeur, Solomon Jones Jr., when the fatal shot struck. Rev. Jesse Jackson instead recalls Dr. King chastising him for not wearing a tie. Dr. King then turned to musician Ben Branch, who was standing beside Jackson, and said, “Make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord.’ Play it real pretty.” According to Jackson, those were his final words.

Since revealing its illegal COINTELPRO harassment of Dr. King and the existence of at least 5 paid informants who reported to their Memphis Field Office, the FBI also disclosed that Dr. King’s trusted friend and renowned photographer, Ernest Withers, had been secretly working as an FBI informant. In addition to the FBI informants, a black undercover Memphis PD officer named Marrell McCollough had infiltrated the Invaders in 1968. McCollough stood in the parking lot of the Lorraine Motel on the night Dr. King died. He claimed to have been the first person to reach the body.

Although the Invaders had been removed from the Lorraine Motel a few hours earlier, undercover MPD officer Marrell McCollough remained on the premises until Dr. King’s death. McCollough claimed he spent the day shopping with Rev. James Bevel and Rev. James Orange of the SCLC. Standing in the parking lot of the Lorraine Motel, McCollough witnessed Dr. King’s assassination then ran up the stairs to view the body. ABC News confirmed McCollough went on to join the CIA, and he later testified on March 12, 1978, to the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

While recalling Dr. King’s final moments, Rev. Billy Kyles who was standing beside Dr. King on the balcony admitted decades later, “Only as I moved away so he could have a clear shot, the shot rang out.” Kyles has denied working as an FBI informant, even though he was accused of being a confidential Memphis PD informant.

In 1999, civil trial King v. Jowers determined former Memphis PD officer Loyd Jowers had been complicit in a conspiracy to assassinate Dr. King. In December 1993, Jowers appeared on ABC’s Prime Time Live confessing to his participation in Dr. King’s assassination. Jowers admitted he believed MPD Lt. Earl Clark fired the shot that killed Dr. King, not James Earl Ray. Although the U.S. government claims that Jowers fabricated his allegations, they have also admitted responsibility in attempting to ruin Dr. King’s marriage and persuading him to commit suicide.

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  • Herbert Dorsey

    This account demonstrates that the FBI acts illegally with operations like Cointelpro. The FBI was unconstitutionally set up by agents of the Vatican, including Knight of Malta, Herbert Hoover. Much of the evidence of the Martin Luther and JF Kennedy assassinations gathered by the Congressional Select Committee on Assassinations is yet to be released to the public.

  • clarioncaller

    The 60’s was like an evil genie had been released from a bottle, never again to be sequestered. America truly lost it’s innocence, if it ever really had it, forevermore.

    • William Burke

      That’s because that’s pretty accurately what happened. I wrestled that genie myself; the judges never issued a verdict.

      YET.

  • drbhelthi

    Shortly after the murder I acquired info, allegedly from insiders, who stated that a USArmy sniper, SFC, fired the murder shot. Being acquainted with snipers of the USmilitary, I have never doubted the idea. Take the distressing book by Navy sniper, Chris Kyle, who murdered 160 people, assuming they were “enemy.” We now learn that the attack on Iraq was influenced by Israel, whose plan was to overtake Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran, extending the border beyond Syria´s Golan Heights, into Syria, using the USMilitary as its proxy force. Israel has now switched to ISIS-ISIL as its proxy force.
    The murderer of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., has not been such a braggadocio as Kyle, however.

    • xyz

      Chris Kyle is a goddamm hoaxer.

      • drbhelthi

        Obviously an evil emissary of the GHWBush family. I wonder if he is actually dead, or if the entire account of his alleged death were a Bush-MOSSAD hoax advertisement for the Bush, “4 generations of treason” family.

    • Mick Price

      “Shortly after the murder I acquired info, allegedly from insiders, who stated that a USArmy sniper, SFC, fired the murder shot. Being acquainted with snipers of the USmilitary, I have never doubted the idea. ”
      Despite the fact that you have no evidence for it at all, you don’t doubt it. Look we got the guy, it’s that simple. The only conspiracy was the offer of a bounty of King’s head, that James Earl Ray hoped to collect.

      • drbhelthi

        The information I received was from reliable sources, which constitutes evidence.

        “We got the guy – – .” Yes, like “you” got Lee H. Oswald, who was drinking a coke at the coke machine at the precise moment the mafia sniper hit JFK Sr with the mercury slug. Similar to your Bush-Saudi stupes who couldnt fly a Cessna 150, who flew a Boeing airliner into the Pentagon. Similar to the MH 370 “you” disappeared to Diego Garcia.

        • Mick Price

          “Yes, like “you” got Lee H. Oswald, who was drinking a coke at the coke machine at the precise moment the mafia sniper hit JFK Sr with the mercury slug. ”
          Except he wasn’t because he was seen shooting a rifle at that time. This is a lot more convincing that “I heard from people who are allegedly insiders”. Did you get it from insiders or not? What’s their evidence that they were inside anything? Notice how you’re changing your story even now?

          “Similar to your Bush-Saudi stupes who couldnt fly a Cessna 150, who flew a Boeing airliner into the Pentagon.
          Wow, really you can’t get anything right can you? They’d been taking classes for WEEKS.

          • drbhelthi

            Everyone knows that a BGM 109 made the 9´ hole in the Pentagon, and many have seen the 2 second video of the impact.

            Your propaganda is stale. But, it fits your mentality.

          • Mick Price

            So you’re abandoning your claim that the hijackers couldn’t fly? Because you just went off on a completely new tangent. You do that a lot because you know you have no evidence.

          • drbhelthi

            Tricky, tricky. Reminds me of the MOSSAD spies. Then again, could be only your inept reading comprehension.

  • Loohan

    MLK was CIA, just like the author of this piece.
    Oh, no, wait, he was an authertic rebel, which is why we have MLK Day and ~1000 streets named after him in US. Yeah, that’s it.

    • 1truthVSlies

      This is what happens when you OD on disinfo masquerading as conspiracy theories.

  • wjbernard

    Somewhere it is written: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” America is a house divided, whose foundation is a mix of invasion, genocide, enslavement, warfare on men, beast and the environment. The “system” or machine has three main cogs: D.C., the Vatican and London City. Each are city/states, sovereign in their own right and responsible for the three keys to the evil empire: Religion, banking and military. The evil empire is doomed however, by the Most High who has already put a “Going Out of Business” sign on the empire. Buckle up. There is a bumpy ride ahead. Peace.

  • Mick Price

    “On April 4, 1968, Dr. King’s Memphis PD security detail had been withdrawn, a black Memphis PD detective posted near the Lorraine Motel had been removed, ”
    There was no such detail. There was a detail to SPY on him, but none to keep him safe.

  • rouge1

    This is the same government that blacks and demacrats want to make bigger and less accountable to the citizens.

  • No, Matthew, the Cointelpro plan was to disrupt peaceful movements. They planned to make all movements violent so they would lose support of the American people. You are doing MLK a disservice. By the way, Cointelpro still exists, in a way, through Homeland Security in Ferguson and Baltimore, stirring up violence and fires.

    • Matthew Michael Crown

      I agree the Cointelpro exists, but so do the communist conspirators.
      MLK was what he was. Take a few minutes on MLK scam and you will see. There is a reason MLKs files were sealed for 50 years.

      • Sorry, the real infiltration was by Zionist globalists, not by communists. They may have been related at one time, but they were not MLK. Zionism is not Judaism, even the head of the ADL admits that now.

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