FBI closes probe into 1955 death Of Emmett Till
The FBI says it has completed its investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Chicago boy who was tortured and killed for allegedly whistling at a White woman and whose murder galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.
“The investigation is done,” said FBI spokesman Mike Turner. “There’s a report that’s being prepared by the case agent.”
The report on the reopened case is expected to be delivered before the end of the year to District Attorney Joyce Chiles of Greenville, MS, who has said when she receives it she will decide whether to have a grand jury consider indictments.
The U.S. Justice Department reopened the case last year, prompted in part by Keith A. Beauchamp’s documentary, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, and the efforts of Alvin Sykes, president of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign (JET, May 31, 2004).
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