FERGUSON, Mo. – TODAY Show cohost Matt Lauer spoke with the parents of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson August 9, Tuesday morning.
Since the fatal shooting of Brown, violent outbreaks, including looting and rioting, have been prevalent in the St. Louis suburb.
Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., alongside their attorney Benjamin Crump, said that justice will bring peace to the City of Ferguson and holding accountable Darren Wilson, the officer accused of shooting Brown.
Brown Sr. said he has faith in the system and that justice will eventually prevail.
Both said despite the preliminary autopsy findings, they want to know the cause for excessive force that lead to their son's death.
With the continuous daily protests and clashes with police, McSpadden said that they will remain focused on getting justice for her son and not let the clashes become a distraction.
"When justice is prevailed, then maybe they'll regain their trust in the locals," she said.