(NBC NEWS) Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown said Thursday they are gearing up for a wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, police and Officer Darren Wilson — a day after federal prosecutors cleared the ex-cop in the unarmed teenager's fatal shooting.
The suit will be filed "very shortly," lawyer Anthony Gray said at a news conference, and will include evidence that will present a "more clear, more accurate picture about what took place that day." Wilson previously told a grand jury that he feared for his life during the Aug. 9 encounter with 18-year-old Brown on a Ferguson street.
A Department of Justice report released Wednesday said there was not enough evidence to support prosecuting Wilson for federal civil rights offenses against Brown. But outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said an investigation uncovered a "highly toxic environment" of racism and misconduct within the police force, aimed at the St. Louis suburb's black residents.
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