Family of black teenager shot by police sue US city

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead by US police last summer, have filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, Missouri.

Brown was fatally shot by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in August.

Michael Brown was shot dead last August. Credit: Family handout

In November, a grand jury elected not to file charges against Wilson. A federal investigation later determined that Wilson should not be charged.

The shooting last August sparked a wave of angry demonstrations and unrest over police violence, particularly against minorities in Ferguson and around the US.