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    The family of a black teen who was killed last year by a white policeman in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Missouri city.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The family of Michael Brown, a black teen who was killed last year by a white policeman in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, are about to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Missouri city, the Browns' lawyers said.

    Adner Marcelin, the spokesman for Parks & Crump law firm, said the filing of the intended civil lawsuit will be formally announced at a media conference due 10:30 a.m. CST (15:30 GMT) on Thursday.

    The Florida-based law firm, which is also handling the case of Trayvon Martin's 2012 shooting in a similar police incident, has been working with the Browns since Michael's killing in August 2014.

    The 18-year-old was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9, 2014, in a case that sparked months of protests in Ferguson. Last November, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting prompting nationwide demonstrations against police brutality.

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