The funeral for Michael Brown Jr. will be on Monday, August 25, a lawyer for his family announced on Tuesday. Attorney Benjamin Crump said more details would follow.
Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy and Rev. Michael Jones will officiate the funeral, the National Action Network said. The service will begin at 10 a.m. (local time) at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Sharpton is the host of a show on MSNBC.
Brown’s fatal shooting by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on August 9 has touched off over a week of angry protests in the community.
Brown's parents, Michael Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, say prosecution of the officer who shot their unarmed son is the only thing that can bring peace to the streets of Ferguson. "Justice will bring peace," McSpadden told TODAY's Matt Lauer Tuesday.
— Hasani Gittens
First published August 19 2014, 1:05 PM