“Mr. McCulloch failed to fulfill his duty of office. So a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the grand jury proceeding, itself. Not whether or not Michael Brown was unjustifiably killed. That’s not the question we’re asking,” Ellinger-Locke said.
The suit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Tom Jackson and Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, was filed last month in state court. Jackson and Wilson filed to have the suit moved on grounds that it deals with constitutional issues.
Dorian Johnson, friend of Michael Brown, has filed suit against the city of Ferguson.
Members of the Brown legal team plan a 10:30 a.m. news conference today at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton, Missouri.
Family lawyer says the city of Ferguson and former officer Darren Wilson will be named in a wrongful death suit.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles read a brief statement but did not take questions.
“It also really does say that the narrative that came out from people like Dorian Johnson and the ‘hands up, don’t shoot,’ that that narrative was simply false,” Wilson’s attorney Neil Bruntrager says.
The Justice Department says it won’t prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests.
Ferguson City Attorney Stephanie Karr and Mayor James Knowles III said they have not been contacted by the Department of Justice about any findings, nor given a timeline for completion of the investigations.
Eureka Fire Chief Greg Brown and St. Louis County Chief of Special Operations Matt LaVanchy told the committee firefighters were shot at during the unrest and, as a result, were told to stand down, even though residents needed their help.