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Ferguson Settles Wrongful Death Suit With Michael Brown's Family

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is settling the lawsuit over 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.

Ferguson's insurance company will pay Brown's family $1.5 million to settle the wrongful death lawsuit. The city agreed to cover the family's attorney fees.

The lawsuit said Officer Darren Wilson used "unlawful and unjustified" force when he shot and killed Brown. A grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for the shooting.

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Brown's death sparked several nights of protests in Ferguson. It also prompted a U.S. Justice Department investigation into Ferguson's police department amid allegations of racial bias.

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