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Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Department

By Jon Graef in News on Nov 30, 2014 12:40AM

Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson (Image via ABC News screengrab.)

The Associated Press reports that Darren Wilson has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department. The news broke Saturday evening.

According to Wilson's attorney, Neil Bruntrager, Wilson's resignation was effective immediately. Wilson had been on administrative leave.

On Monday, a grand jury found no probable cause to charge the Ferguson, Missouri police officer in shooting death of Michael Brown, a decision that seems more and more suspect as details of how the jury operated emerged. The decision reignited protests. The following day, Wilson declared to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that he had a "clean conscience" about the shooting.

Perhaps that conscience was acting up. Although, it's not as if he could realistically return to his job, given the animosity that exists toward him in the community for kinda sorta killing a kid.

[The Associated Press]