Appeals court lets suit by Michael Brown's friend press on
July 27, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's refusal to throw out a lawsuit questioning a Ferguson police officer's use of force involving the man who was with Michael Brown when that officer shot Brown to death three years ago.
Tuesday's 2-1 ruling by an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel sided with Dorian Johnson in concluding that former officer Darren Wilson and ex-chief Thomas Jackson are not immune from such litigation. The court also found that Johnson sufficiently alleged that Wilson violated his rights.
Johnson says that as he walked with Brown, Wilso...