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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – Two news organizations seeking the release of any possible juvenile records for Michael Brown will get an answer Wednesday. The unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month.
Cynthia Harcourt, lawyer for the juvenile officer in family court tells St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jeremy Kohler that he was not facing any serious felony charges at time of death. Brown has never been convicted of a serious felony in family court.
Police have said Brown had no adult record. The family’s attorney has refused to discuss whether Brown had a juvenile record.
One petition cites a 1984 Missouri Court of Appeals ruling in which the juvenile records of an 18-year-old killed while shoplifting at a supermarket were released as part of a wrongful death lawsuit.