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(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Soon after Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer last summer, his parents hinted at the possibility of a lawsuit. Now, the suit has been filed.

The Brown family is seeking unspecified damages for the 18-year-old’s death on Aug. 9 at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.

Wilson, who has since quit the Ferguson Police Department, has been cleared by a grand jury of criminal wrongdoing in Brown’s death and cleared by the Justice Department of civil rights violations.

“Not only should he have been indicted from the very beginning, but he should definitely be held responsible for the killing of Mike Brown, Jr.,” Brown family attorney Anthony Gray said on Thursday.

Gray will try to make that point before a civil jury in a lawsuit filed against the city of Ferguson, police chief Thomas Jackson, and Wilson.

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