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Michael Brown Shooting Witness Files Lawsuit Against Darren Wilson, Ferguson

When the eyes of the world were on Ferguson last year, one of the people who witnessed Michael Brown‘s shooting was his friend Dorian Johnson. Johnson rebutted much of what Officer Darren Wilson said happened (though since then, the Justice Department concluded there was not enough evidence to charge Wilson and to say Brown had his hands up).

But now Johnson is filing a lawsuit, NBC News reports, against both Wilson and the city of Ferguson, claiming he was wrongly stopped and fired on.

Johnson filed the suit days ago, and it reads that “Officer Wilson acted with either deliberate indifference and/or reckless disregard” toward him.

The suit also alleges “excessive force” used against both Johnson and Brown, as well as that the city and police chief instigated a biased policing system in town (another conclusion reached by the DOJ).

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