Court filing from attorney for Michael Brown invokes 5th and 6th Amendment rights

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A court filing by an attorney retained by the family of accused murderer Michael Brown invokes his right to remain silent once in police custody.

The filing by Roanoke attorney Deborah S. Caldwell-Bono was dated Monday, Nov. 18. It stated Brown was “invoking his rights under the 5th and 6th Amendments of the United States Constitution and hereby specifically requests no interrogation of Michael Alexander Brown by any law enforcement office and/or agency specifically including, but not limited to, federal, state and/or local law enforcement officers and/or prosecutors and/or their agents.”

The 5th Amendment of the Constitution protects individuals accused of a crime from self-incrimination. The 6th Amendment guarantees the right to legal counsel.

Caldwell-Bono has also requested to be notified immediately upon Brown’s capture.

Michael Brown has been on the run since police say he killed his mother’s boyfriend in Franklin County on Nov. 9.

WFXR has reached out to Caldwell-Bono and will update this story when we have more.

Read the court filing below. App users may click here to view the documents.


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