According to local and federal court records, New York City has agreed to pay $26 million to resolve claims brought on behalf of two men
whose convictions in the 1965 murder of Malcolm X were overturned last year after a judge discovered "severe miscarriages of justice."
Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam were both sentenced to more than 20 years in jail following their hurried arrests in connection with one of the most infamous murders
Their acquittals in November of last year—Mr. Islam's was posthumous—came as new claims of racism and discrimination in the criminal justice system
After a 22-month investigation by the Manhattan district attorney's office, then headed by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., and the men's attorneys, it was determined that the Federal Bureau of Investigation
the New York Police Department, and the prosecutors had withheld crucial evidence that almost certainly would have resulted in acquittals if it had been presented to a jury.