Counts in Mike Brown Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge
A federal judge dismissed four counts in the wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri filed by the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teenager shot dead last August by a White police officer, Reuters reports.
Brown’s family filed a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri in April. Among the four counts that were dismissed, two were not in dispute, U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber said as they addressed claims related to civil rights.
Two other counts related to claims against former Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson and former Police Officer Darren Wilson were also dismissed after being deemed “redundant.”
Brown’s family sought $75,000 in compensation and unspecified punitive damages in the lawsuit. The suit also called for a court order prohibiting the use of police techniques “that demean, disregard, or underserve its African-American population.”