The friend who was with Michael Brown last summer when the unarmed Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer is due in court on a misdemeanor charge stemming from an unrelated incident.

Dorian Johnson is to appear in court Monday on a May 7 charge of resisting arrest or interfering with a lawful stop or detention, a misdemeanor.

Prosecutors allege that the 23-year-old Johnson tried to hinder the May 6 arrest of his younger brother.

Johnson and Brown were walking in a Ferguson street last August when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, confronted them. Wilson shot and killed Brown following a scuffle.

Brown's death led to months of sometimes-violent protests and spawned a national "Black Lives Matter" movement seeking changes in how police deal with minorities.