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Michael Brown's parents announce civil suit against ex-Officer Darren Wilson, city of Ferguson

  • Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr., listens to the family attorney during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Dellwood, Mo. Neither McSpadden nor Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., spoke or took questions. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Jr., but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr., listens to the family attorney during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Dellwood, Mo. Neither McSpadden nor Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., spoke or took questions. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Jr., but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Attorney Daryl Parks, center, talks to reporters as Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown Sr., right, parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., listen during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Dellwood, Mo. Neither McSpadden nor Brown spoke or took questions. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr., but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Attorney Daryl Parks, center, talks to reporters as Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown Sr., right, parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr., listen during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Dellwood, Mo. Neither McSpadden nor Brown spoke or took questions. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr., but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr., listens to the family attorney during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Dellwood, Mo. Neither McSpadden nor Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., spoke or took questions. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Jr., but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr., listens to the family attorney during a news conference, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Dellwood, Mo. Neither McSpadden nor Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., spoke or took questions. The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Jr., but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have announced plans to file a civil lawsuit in their son's death.

Attorney Daryl Parks said the City of Ferguson and former Officer Darren Wilson will be named in the suit.

The comments at the news conference Thursday in north St. Louis County came in response to the findings from a Justice Department investigation charged the Ferguson police department with unfairly targeting blacks but cleared former officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death.

Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., attended the news conference at Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church.