Brown family calls for non-violence, has faith in jury: lawyer

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Posted: Nov 12, 2014 9:15 AM

GENEVA (Reuters) - The family of the slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown said on Wednesday that they had faith in the pending decision of a grand jury and called for supporters to refrain from violence.

Brown family lawyer Darryl Parks told a news briefing in Geneva, where the parents testified to the U.N. Committee against Torture: "The Brown family continue to call for non-violence. They continue to feel the grand jury will do the right thing."

Michael Brown Sr. said that he and his wife has come to the United Nations to seek "redress" for the fatal shooting of their unarmed 18-year-old son in August.

(Reporting by Robert Evans; writing by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Toby Chopra)