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Michael Brown’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1.5M

The family of Michael Brown, a Black teen whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked large-scale protests, has settled its lawsuit against the city for $1.5 million.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the settlement was paid by the city of Ferguson’s insurance company “on behalf of multiple defendants,”.

The District Judge E. Richard Webber approved the settlement but didn’t mention the amount. Michael’s parents, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, will split of the amount.

The family filed the suit in 2015 against the city, former Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, and former police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed the 18-year-old on Aug. 9, 2014. The suit claimed that the city’s police culture was “hostile to black residents” and that “Wilson used excessive force,” The Associated Press reported.

A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Wilson, and the U.S. Justice Department declined to prosecute him, citing evidence and witnesses supporting Wilson’s claims that Brown attacked him, the Post-Dispatch reported.

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2 comments

Iris October 29, 2019 at 8:53 am

My daughter was shot and killed by cop pig Thomas Brown in Austin tx June 7 2018
I know the pain, the heartache, the never ending threat of fucking police. She did have a knife in her hand at her side, in the video you can see her coming around the corner like they told her too and then you just hear the 3gunshots as he is telling her to drop the bang bang bang, knife Seriously he never gave her a chance to drop the knife and then after shooting her heart he tried life saving measures

What a damn joke the pigs are

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Val November 14, 2019 at 10:04 pm

So sorry for your loss!! It’s definitely a difference in the way the racist ones treat ppl of color!! You and your family are in my prayers, i hope you get justice though it won’t bring her back!! God Bless!

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