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Parents Of Michael Brown Have Settled Their Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Parents Of Michael Brown Have Settled Their Wrongful Death Lawsuit

(Ferguson)-KTRS Michael Brown was 18 when he was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer in 2014. Officer Darren Wilson was cleared of charges. Then Brown’s parents, Michael Brown, Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Wilson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, and the City of Ferguson claiming the defendants […]

Parents Of Michael Brown Have Settled Their Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Michael Brown was 18 when he was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer in 2014. Officer Darren Wilson was cleared of charges.

Then Brown’s parents, Michael Brown, Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Wilson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, and the City of Ferguson claiming the defendants fostered a police culture of pervasive hostility towards African-Americans that led to the death of their son.

The settlement amount was not disclosed but the U.S. District Judge who approved the settlement said the amount is -quote-“fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death claim and is in the best interests of each Plaintiff.” -end quote.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the settlement may be for less than $3 million which is the city of Ferguson’s insurance limit. Brown’s parents will reportedly be splitting the compensation.

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