Judge Dismisses Part of Michael Brown Lawsuit

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

LBN’s Emily Collins reports on the wrongful death lawsuit lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown against the City of Ferguson, Missouri seeking damages on a number of grounds arising out of Brown’s shooting by a white police officer on August 9, 2014. Federal Judge E. Richard Webber dismissed four of those counts at a court hearing on July 14.

Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson

Judge Webber ruled that two counts of the lawsuit could proceed for now. However, he cautioned that those counts might fail later because Brown had reached the age of eighteen before he was shot by former officer Darren Wilson. There was no dispute about dropping two of the counts, as they related to state civil rights matters. Two other counts were claims against former police chief Thomas Jackson and former Officer Darren Wilson. Judge Webber said the claims were redundant at that moment.

The lawsuit also asks for a court order prohibiting the use of police techniques "that demean, disregard, or underserve its African-American population."

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