The family of Michael Brown, the black man who was shot by a white police officer under controversial circumstances, will file suit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday morning.
[Attorney] Anthony Gray said the wrongful-death suit will "demonstrate to reasonable-minded people" that Officer Darren Wilson did not need to use deadly force against 18-year-old Brown, and give "a more clear, a more accurate picture of what took place that day."
"We feel and we've always felt from the very beginning that Officer Darren Wilson did not have to shoot and kill Mike Brown Jr. in broad daylight in the manner that he did, that he had other options available to him, and that he chose deadly force as his option. And we plan to demonstrate in a court of law to reasonable-minded people that the choice to use deadly force was unreasonable and unnecessary under those circumstances," said Gray.
Gray made his statement after the DOJ released two reports, one that found racial bias in the Ferguson police department and one that reviewed Brown's death and decided not to file civil rights charges against Officer Darren Wilson.
Since the DOJ report several Ferguson officials have resigned. The announcement of the lawsuit is expected to come this morning.