(GENEVA) — The parents of the African American teen shot by a police officer in August in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson spoke out at the United Nations in Switzerland on Tuesday, saying they wanted the world to know “what’s going on in Ferguson.”
Michael Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., spoke in front of the U.N. Committee Against Torture and are slated to appear before the same group again on Wednesday.
Their appearance comes as their hometown braces for the expected release of the grand jury decision about their son’s case.
The grand jury will determine what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against the white police officer who shot the teenager. The officer claims he shot in self-defense.
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