Activists sue over prosecutor's role in Ferguson grand jury
CLAYTON (AP) - Activists want a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to probe what they claim was prosecutorial misconduct during grand jury proceedings involving the Ferguson shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Attorneys for several civil rights groups will make that pitch during a hearing Friday morning in St. Louis County, detailing their allegations against the county's prosecutor, Robert McCulloch.
A grand jury convened by McCulloch last year declined to indict white former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Brown, who was black and unarmed. That shooting death and the grand jury's decision sparked often violent protests.
Messages left Friday with McCulloch's office were not immediately returned.
Brown's family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Wilson and the suburb's former police chief.