Journalists arrested in Ferguson settle lawsuit with county

8 months 1 week 6 days ago May 11, 2016 May 11, 2016 Wednesday, May 11 2016 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:35:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during protests that followed the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson have settled their lawsuit against St. Louis County police.

Details of the settlement announced Wednesday were confidential. A joint statement from lawyers for the reporters and the county said the county will adopt policy changes to address issues raised in the lawsuit.

The suit filed in March 2015 accused county police and 20 officers of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them.

Brown, who was black and unarmed, was fatally shot by white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014. Wilson was later cleared of wrongdoing and resigned that year, but the shooting set off days of protests and was a catalyst in the creation of national Black Lives Matter movement.

 

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