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Ferguson Sued by National Bar Association Over Brown Documents

August 18, 2014

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, and its police department were sued by the National Bar Association for documents related to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

The lawsuit, filed today in state court, also seeks to preserve all evidence connected to the shooting, including police officers’ notes and data collected from the scene of the shooting, according to an e-mailed statement by Brian Henderson, a spokesman for the organization.

Henderson provided a copy of the complaint, which couldn’t be immediately confirmed in court records.

The case is National Bar Association v. City of Ferguson, 14SL-CC02787, Division 8 of the Circuit Court of the County of St. Louis.

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