City of Ferguson, Mo., Settled With Michael Brown’s Family for $1,500,000 in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The city of Ferguson, Mo.’s insurance company paid out $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was gunned down by Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.

The amount was disclosed Friday in response to an open-records request from the Associated Press, after the settlement was announced earlier this week, but financial details remained under wraps.

In approving the settlement Tuesday, U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber noted that the amount was a “fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death clear and is in the best interests of each plaintiff.”


Brown’s parents filed the lawsuit back in May 2015, claiming that a police culture of pervasive hostility toward African Americans led to the death of their 18-year-old son. The lawsuit also accused Wilson of using excessive and unreasonable force and claimed that Wilson and other officers were not properly trained.

The city of Ferguson, now-former Police Chief Tom Jackson and Wilson, who were all named as defendants in the lawsuit, denied the allegations.

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The average money paid out to a black family for the murder by cop of their kid/partner, etc., is ~$6m. Not sure why they didn’t get at least that.

Also, Erin Andrews got $40m because a white man stalked her and then posted her nude photos online. $40m.