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Lawyer for Michael Brown family becomes central figure in civil rights cases




Attorney Benjamin Crump answers questions about the latest developments in the case.
Attorney Benjamin Crump answers questions about the latest developments in the case.
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Hundreds of people lined up in the sweltering heat to say farewell to Michael Brown. His funeral is being held at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. What follows will be a long and complicated trial to determine whether the shooting of the unarmed teen by a police officer was justified.

Representing Michael Brown's family will be Benjamin Crump. The 44-year-old Florida trial lawyer has plenty of experience with high profile cases with civil rights implications. He also represented the family of Trayvon Martin. Buzzfeed's Adrian Carrasquillo recently wrote about Crump's sensibility and powerful delivery when dealing with these cases. 

You can read Adrian Carrasquillo's profile on Benjamin Crump here