ACLU Sues Ferguson Police After Being Denied Teen Shooting Report

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Ferguson, Mo., police department Thursday in an effort to obtain the department’s incident report on the shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.

The lawsuit alleged that the ACLU had been denied access to the department’s full report on the police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday. The suit alleged that the denial was a violation of Missouri’s Sunshine Law.

The National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People also wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking him “to take immediate action to address the unjustified use of lethal and excessive force by police officers.”

Read the ACLU lawsuit below.

2014 08 14 Sunshine Petition by cbsradionews

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