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Michael Brown’s mother starts petition to appoint special prosecutor in case

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Michael Brown’s mother has started a petition urging Gov. Mike Parson to appoint a special prosecutor in her son’s case.

Lezley McSpadden created the campaign asking for 20,000 signatures for a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of her son by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in 2014.

In her petition, McSpadden says the documentary ‘Stranger Fruit’ unveiled “the untold factual account about what really happened to my son and the lack of any legitimate or honest investigation performed by Bob McCulloch and the St. Louis County Police Department.”

McSpadden also sites a lawsuit filed by a member of the Grand Jury that she says details “challenges and exposing their experiences on the grand jury.” In the petition, McSpadden says that the case will soon be heard.

In addition, McSpadden says McCulloch admitted to not allowing witnesses in front of the Grand Jury that he knew weren’t telling the truth.

The petition is seeking 20,000 signatures. As of Friday morning, over 15,000 had been collected.

Kelli Jones, a spokesperson for Gov. Parson, told News 4 the Governor has no legal authority to appoint a special prosecutor in any case.

Thursday marked four years since the 18-year-old was killed. Wilson was never indicted by the Grand Jury in the case.

Click here to view the petition.

Tune into Ch. 4 for more on the petition and to hear from legal experts about if the case can even be reopened on News 4 at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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