Michael Brown's parents sue over son's death

2015-04-23 21:37
Michael Brown. (Brown Family, AP)

Michael Brown. (Brown Family, AP)

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Clayton - The parents of Michael Brown have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer.

Brown's death last summer put a spotlight on the often contentious relationship between young black men and police in the United States.

Attorneys for Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr, filed the lawsuit on Thursday.

Brown was 18 and unarmed when he was shot by officer Darren Wilson during a confrontation. The shooting led to sometimes violent demonstrations and spawned a national protest movement. In the end, local and federal authorities ruled that the shooting was justified.

Messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment from Ferguson officials and an attorney for Wilson were not immediately returned.

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