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Michael Brown’s mother seeks reopening of investigation

Michael Brown

ST. LOUIS — The mother of Michael Brown is pressing Missouri’s governor to reopen the investigation into the 2014 police shooting that killed her son in Ferguson and helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lezley McSpadden has launched an online petition calling for Republican Gov. Mike Parson to appoint a special prosecutor in a case. She also announced Friday that she’ll run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council.

Her 18-year-old son was unarmed when he was fatally shot during a confrontation with Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014. Brown was black. Wilson is white.

Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing and resigned that November.

The prosecutor who announced that no charges would be filed against Wilson was ousted from office during an election this week by a Ferguson City Council member.