Mike Brown’s Family Filing Lawsuit Against Darren Wilson & The City Of Ferguson
Although the Justice Department declined to file civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, he may still face punishment for his actions via a lawsuit.
Wilson and the city of Ferguson will be sued by Mike Brown’s parents.
Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown announced today they will file a civil suit for the teen’s death.
At a news conference, the attorneys for the Brown family confirmed that the city of Ferguson and former police officer, Darren Wilson, would be named in the suit. They did not say when exactly the suit would be filed.
Brown was fatally shot by Wilson last August, sparking numerous protests in Ferguson.
“We believe that there were other alternatives available to him,” Daryl Parks, attorney of Michael Brown’s family, said of Wilson. “He did not have to kill Michael Brown.”
The news comes a day after the Department of Justice announced they would not be prosecuting Wilson for Brown’s death.
Attorney Anthony Gray, speaking on behalf of Brown’s family, said they “disagree with those findings.”
Michael Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. attended the news conference but did not speak to reporters.
Good for the family, this news comes after the fact that the Ferguson Police Department was exposed for racial profiling.
Hopefully the courts rule in their favor.