Michael Brown's family filed a wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Thomas Jackson, and former officer Darren Wilson. The suit, announced at a press conference Thursday morning, alleges that the Ferguson Police Department has a "pattern and practice of using unreasonable and excessive force" against black men, as the Justice Department found in an investigaton. "The linguistic choices uttered by Defendant Wilson indicate that he perceived (Michael Brown) to be subhuman or animal-like, or, at times, to possess nonsensical and stereotypic superhuman powers," it says.
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