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(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Lawyers for Michael Brown’s parents said on Tuesday that they “strenuously object” to the prosecutor and the grand jury process that cleared a police officer in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.

Benjamin Crump, the family’s lawyer, said that he had objected to allowing St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch handle the case from the beginning and asked for a special prosecutor who did not have ties to the local police.

“Now after we watched him last night in his comments, we strenuously object to this prosecutor and this process,” Crump said.

“We have the local prosecutor who has a symbiotic relationship with the local police and the local police officers…We could foresee what the outcome was going to be and that’s exactly what occurred last night,” Crump said.

Michael Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., was standing beside Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton. Brown Sr. wore a red St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap like the one his son was wearing when he shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The dad also wore a T-shirt with the slogan “No Justice No Peace.”

“You have broken our hearts but you have not broken our backs,” Sharpton said. “We are going to continue to pursue justice.”

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