Lawsuits Pile Up While Ferguson Seethes
Two more lawsuits have been filed against Ferguson, Mo., one seeking the police report of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which set off the riots, and one from a widow who claims that the city Tasered to death her naked, mentally disturbed husband two years ago.
The ACLU and two people sued Ferguson and its Police Department under the state’s Sunshine Law, demanding “a copy of the incident report for the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014.”
According to the Aug. 15 complaint in St. Louis County Court, the ACLU requested the police report on Aug. 12, but the city refused to deliver it.
The document sought is “Ferguson Police Report 2014-12391.”
Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown, is reported to be in California.
A St. Louis County grand jury was to meet Wednesday to consider evidence in the shooting.
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