Michael Brown's mother seeks reinvestigation, the City Council …

Lezley McSpadden announced his candidacy Friday at Canfield Drive, near where his son was shot dead on August 9, 2014

The mother of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was killed by a white policeman in Missouri, announced that he would run for the city council.

Lezley McSpadden announced his candidacy Friday at Canfield Drive, near where his son was shot and killed on August 9, 2014.

"Almost four years ago until today, I ran down this same street, and my son was covered in a sheet," McSpadden said, according to NBC News.

McSpadden has been an activist since the death of her son, but has never held public office. On Friday, she said she had been surrounded by people who provided support and motivation, and that they knew that what happened was wrong and they did not give up the fight.

Lezley McSpadden announced his candidacy Friday at Canfield Drive, near where his son was shot dead on August 9, 2014

Lezley McSpadden announced his candidacy Friday at Canfield Drive, near where his son was shot dead on August 9, 2014

"I learned to walk again," he said. "And this is one of my first steps: apply for the Ferguson City Council."

McSpadden announced that he planned to run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council in April.

She plans to focus on three issues: community policing, economic equality and equitable access to medical care for Ferguson's youth.

"If a mother had to see her son on the street for four hours, and see our community without respect for the people we chose, what would you do?" she added.

"Almost four years ago until today, I ran down this same street, and my son was covered in a sheet," said McSpadden.

You could stand up and fight too.

The activist was joined by the family's lawyer, Benjamin Crump, who directed the songs of "Run, run, run! & # 39;

McSpadden's son was unarmed when he was shot dead during a confrontation with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who is white, on August 9, 2014. Witnesses initially said that the black teenager had surrendered at the time of the shooting, although The investigation done by the Department of Justice of the United States did not find these accounts credible.

Wilson, who resigned from the Ferguson police force in November, was later acquitted of the misdeeds by a grand jury in St. Louis County and the US Department of Justice.

  McSpadden's son was unarmed when he was shot dead in a confrontation with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who is white, on August 9, 2014.

  McSpadden's son was unarmed when he was shot dead in a confrontation with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who is white, on August 9, 2014.

McSpadden's son was unarmed when he was shot dead in a confrontation with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who is white, on August 9, 2014.

McSpadden's appeal to Parson comes just days after St. Louis County District Attorney Bob McCulloch lost his seat in the Democratic primary to Wesley Bell, a black councilman from Ferguson. McCulloch's announcement in 2014 that no charges would be brought against Wilson sparked widespread protests.

Bell, who faces no Republican rival in November, ran on a progressive platform that included blaming the police. On Friday, it was not clear if Bell would consider reopening the investigation himself. Text and phone messages Bell left were not returned.

McSpadden's petition says Bell's victory "is a clear mandate from the people of St. Louis to reform the criminal justice system, which first begins with securing justice for my son."

McSpadden has been an activist since the death of his son, but has never held public office

McSpadden has been an activist since the death of his son, but has never held public office

McSpadden has been an activist since the death of his son, but has never held public office

McCulloch, elected for the first time in 1992, received considerable criticism for not charging Wilson himself and having a grand jury to consider the case. He was also accused of guiding the grand jury to his decision, a charge he has denied outright.

Calls to reopen Brown's investigation also came on Friday from Justin Hansford, the executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Center for Civil Rights. He wrote in an op-ed in a Washington Post that Bell's victory over McCulloch "is a sign of hope and change" and that Bell should reopen the case when he becomes a prosecutor.

A spokeswoman for Republican Governor Mike. Parson said his office "has no legal authority to appoint a special prosecutor under any circumstances." In Missouri, judges can appoint special prosecutors, often at the request of prosecutors seeking to avoid conflicts of interest.

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