Michael Brown’s Family to Sue City of Ferguson

The family of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old killed in Ferguson last summer by a white police officer, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, attorneys for the family said on Wednesday.

Brown’s shooting by officer Darren Wilson last August sparked a wave of angry demonstrations and unrest over police violence, particularly against minorities.

The lawsuit will be filed on Thursday morning, lawyers Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks said in a brief statement.

“Legal counsel will speak with members of the media immediately following” the filing, the lawyers said, but gave no further details, including the amount of damages to be sought.