Michael Brown's Parents' Settlement Amount Revealed

City attorney says they received $1.5M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, the parents of Michael Brown, Lezley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown Sr., sit for an interview with The Associated Press in Washington.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(Newser) – The amount of the settlement Michael Brown's parents reached with the city of Ferguson, Mo., didn't stay secret for long. In response to an open records request, the city attorney told the AP the city's insurance company paid $1.5 million to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden. Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in 2014, sparking months of protests over racial bias in the city's police force. (Read more Michael Brown stories.)

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