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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