The family of Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, former Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police Officer Darren Wilson are nearing settlement of a lawsuit over Brown’s 2014 fatal shooting by Wilson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The settlement has not yet been finalized or approved by a judge.
A person familiar with the settlement negotiations said that a settlement was close, however, and that it would be for less than $3 million because that is the limit of the city’s insurance.
Brown’s parents, Lezley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., filed the lawsuit in May 2015, about nine months after their son’s death on Aug. 9, 2014.
A grand jury found former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Brown was justified. The Justice Department declined to prosecute him, saying evidence and “credible” witnesses supported Wilson’s version of the event.
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