The National Bar Association, led by an attorney for Michael Brown’s family, says it has filed a "lawsuit" with the Missouri Department of Public Safety, demanding the revocation of Darren Wilson's police officer license.
The department acknowledged receiving a document but said it is being treated as a complaint because the agency is not a venue for a suit. Spokesman Mike O'Connell said he could not reveal specifics.
Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, shot and killed Brown, an unarmed black teen, on Aug. 9, triggering nationwide protests. Wilson resigned from the force Nov. 29, five days after a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict him in Brown's death.
Neil Bruntrager, a lawyer for Wilson, said being a police officer “is off the table forever” but that, "Keeping his license in good standing is a matter of pride.” Bruntrager added, “He didn't resign under any criminal charges and he didn't do anything wrong.”
The association, which says it represents African-American lawyers and judges, is headed by Benjamin Crump, who represents Brown's family. Its press release alleges that Wilson "committed a criminal act."
The release also says Wilson's comment in a TV interview that Brown had “looked like a demon” led the association to "challenge his suitability to ever wear a badge and carry a gun ever again.”
The association did not respond to calls seeking comment.
Christine Byers of the Post-Dispatch contributed information to this story.