Michael Brown's Family to File Civil Suit Against Ferguson, Darren Wilson

PHOTO: Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden listen to a speaker during a rally on Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.PlayCharlie Riedel/AP Photo
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Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown announced today they will file a civil suit for the teen's death.

At a news conference, the attorneys for the Brown family confirmed that the city of Ferguson and former police officer, Darren Wilson, would be named in the suit. They did not say when exactly the suit would be filed.

Brown was fatally shot by Wilson last August, sparking numerous protests in Ferguson.

"We believe that there were other alternatives available to him," Daryl Parks, attorney of Michael Brown's family, said of Wilson. "He did not have to kill Michael Brown."

The news comes a day after the Department of Justice announced they would not be prosecuting Wilson for Brown's death.

Attorney Anthony Gray, speaking on behalf of Brown's family, said they "disagree with those findings."

Michael Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. attended the news conference but did not speak to reporters.

Also this week, the Department of Justice also released a scathing report that found the Ferguson Police Department had a pattern and practice of discriminatory policing.