Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Department
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.
BREAKING: Attorney: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 29, 2014
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.