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Civil lawsuit set to be filed over Michael Brown's death

2 years 2 months 1 day ago April 23, 2015 Apr 23, 2015 Thursday, April 23 2015 April 23, 2015 9:24 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS- Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they will file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson.

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family announced in a statement Wednesday night their plans to file the lawsuit.

The lawsuit had been expected. Attorneys for Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., said at a press conference in early March that a wrongful death lawsuit would be filed "soon."

Brown's shooting death in August by Officer Darren Wilson led to sometimes-violent protests that were renewed when a grand jury declined to charge Wilson.

The U.S. Justice Department also declined to prosecute Wilson, who resigned in November.

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