Michael Brown’s family reaches settlement in wrongful-death lawsuit

Michael Brown
Michael Brown

source: CBS News
published: 20 June 2017

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white police officer nearly three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, set off months of protests.

Financial details of the settlement approved Tuesday by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed. Anthony Gray, the attorney for Brown’s parents, declined comment, as did Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III.

Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden sued the city, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson in 2015. They argued that the death of their son deprived them of financial support through his future potential wages.

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