Michael Brown's Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against City of Ferguson

Last month, family attorneys said the suit would be filed "soon."

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As expected, Michael Brown's family has filed a civil suit against the city of Ferguson, Mo. Brown, 18, was shot and killed by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last August. 

According to the Associated Press, attorneys representing Brown's family revealed that a wrongful death lawsuit would be filed today. This comes a month after legal representation for Brown's father, Michael Brown, Sr., and mother, Lesley McSpadden announced that the filing was inevitable. In addition to the city of Ferguson, Wilson and former Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson have also been named as defendants: 

This also comes a month after a Justice Department investigation revealed the police department's discriminatory practices. What's more, numerous city officials stepped down from their positions following the release of the DOJ's report. 

[via Associated Press]

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