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Trial scheduled for October 2016 in Brown family's wrongful death lawsuit against Ferguson

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014 file photo, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of Michael Brown, speak to The Associated Press during an interview in Washington. A federal judge has scheduled an October 2016 trial in the case of Brown Sr. and McSpadden against the city of Ferguson, Mo., its former police chief and the white ex-officer, Darren Wilson, who killed the 18-year-old Brown, online court records show Sept. 8, 2015.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014 file photo, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of Michael Brown, speak to The Associated Press during an interview in Washington. A federal judge has scheduled an October 2016 trial in the case of Brown Sr. and McSpadden against the city of Ferguson, Mo., its former police chief and the white ex-officer, Darren Wilson, who killed the 18-year-old Brown, online court records show Sept. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)  (The Associated Press)

A federal wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents over his fatal shooting by a Ferguson police officer won't be going to trial for at least another year.

A federal judge in St. Louis has scheduled an October 2016 trial in the case of Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden against the city of Ferguson, its former police chief and the white ex-officer, Darren Wilson, who killed the 18-year-old Brown.

Brown's August 2014 death during a confrontation with Wilson led to sometimes-violent protests in Ferguson and other U.S. cities, spawning a national "Black Lives Matter" movement that seeks changes in how police deal with minorities.

An attorney for Ferguson and the other defendants has asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out.