Leid Stories—Settlement in Michael Brown Case Follows A Tried-and-True ‘Tradition’—06.21.17

Almost three years after the shooting death of a college-bound black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., plunged the city and nation into explosive debates and protests about excessive police, a settlement in the case was announced yesterday.

Lawyers for Lesly McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., the parents of Michael Brown, announced that a settlement had been reached on their clients’ wrongful-death civil lawsuit against the city, former police chief Thomas Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed their 18-year-old son. But the lawyers did not discuss the terms of settlement or amount approved by U.S. District Judge Richard Webber, who ordered the settlement sealed.

Leid Stories had discussed several troubling aspects to the case and had predicted that the parents would be pressured into settling rather than pursuing justice to the end.

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