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Michael Brown's parents file wrongful-death lawsuit against city of Ferguson

FILE - In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr., listens to the family attorney during a news conference in Dellwood, Mo. Lawyers for the parents of Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday, April 22, 2015, that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
April 23, 2015 - 8:49 AM

CLAYTON, Mo. - 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 national spotlight on the often-contentious relationship between young black men and police.

Attorneys for Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., filed the lawsuit 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 from the Associated Press seeking comment from Ferguson officials and an attorney for Wilson were not immediately returned.

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