Michael Brown's family wins $1.5 million settlement, Ferguson city attorney says

Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white cop in 2014.

The settlement amount was paid by the city's insurance company "on behalf of multiple defendants," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber's order approving the settlement didn't mention the amount, but he said the split of the amount between Brown's parents, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, is "fair and reasonable" and "provides for a reasonable amount" for attorney fees and expenses, the Post-Dispatch reported.

The judge ordered the settlement agreement sealed, writing that its disclosure "could jeopardize the safety of individuals involved in this matter, whether as witnesses, parties, or investigators," the newspaper reported.

Wilson, the former police chief and the city denied the claims made by the Brown family in their lawsuit, the AP reported.