Michael Brown’s parents announce civil lawsuit in death

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Protestors block traffic outside the Ferguson, Mo., police department, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Ferguson. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit in their son’s death.

Attorney Daryl Parks said the City of Ferguson and former Officer Darren Wilson will be named in the suit.

The comments at the news conference Thursday came in response to the findings from a U.S. Justice Department investigation that charged the Ferguson police department with unfairly targeting blacks but cleared former officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s death.

Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., attended the news conference at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.

Report by The Associated Press 

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  • ugottabe kidding me

    well here we go, their “savior and god” obammy couldn’t make a case (via DOJ-civil right charges) so now here they go using the same template set the narrative as a “loving couple” keep outside spouses/significant others out of the spotlight and give the impression that you cared for your son and that he was a guud boy…now of course the true story is he was a juvenile criminal “jigga-thug” who caused his own death by assaulting a store owner and police officer, so instead of standing tall and admitting their failure as parents now the look to hit the “ghetto lottery” by suing the police department hoping for a settlement. but of course the idea of working is out of the question so its back to welfare and proceeds of drug sales by your criminal, jail bird, drug dealing boyfriend so now with the DOJ’s findings the city should use that in the civil defense and if possible request a bench trial because the DOJ did not find fault with the department and officer wilson in this case so these two bottom feeders should go back to their government dependent welfare thug useless lazy-shiftless lives and live with the fact that their failure to be real parents indirectly caused their son’s death, not Y-T