Michael Brown’s parents told reporters in Geneva they want Officer Darren Wilson indicted.
The Ferguson residents were in Geneva, Switzerland this week.
They spoke out about US torture.
This really happened.
Here is their full half-hour presser.
A former “innocent” Gitmo detainee started off the press conference.
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USA Today reported:
The parents of an unarmed black teenager killed in a St. Louis suburb say they want a grand jury to indict the officer who shot him to get justice for their son and to send a message around the world that police must change their tactics.
Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, 28, shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. Brown’s death provoked months of sometimes violent protests and galvanized a community to demand better treatment from police.
“We are praying for an indictment. To me that would mean that (police) did do their investigation fairly and it was unbiased,” Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, said.
A grand jury convened Aug. 20 to decide whether to indict Wilson. Court officials expect the grand jury to announce its decision this month.
Witnesses and police gave conflicting accounts of the teen’s death. Police say Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car, then reached for Wilson’s weapon. Brown’s family and some witnesses say Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.
McSpadden and Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., traveled earlier this week to Geneva, Switzerland, to testify as part of a delegation of human rights advocates organized by the New York- and Atlanta-based U.S. Human Rights Network. McSpadden said she hoped her testimony would draw international attention to her son’s case and pressure the U.S. government to take action.