Several days after a grand jury decided not to indict him for the August fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has officially resigned from his position.
For several weeks, speculation ran rampant as to whether the law enforcement officer would remain on the force if he were not brought up on criminal charges. Last week it was reported that Wilson was “in negotiations” to resign.
On Saturday afternoon the Associated Press made it official with word from the cop’s attorney:
BREAKING: Attorney: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 29, 2014
Below is his resignation letter:
I, Darren Wilson, hereby resign my commission as a police officer with the City of Ferguson effective immediately. I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow. For obvious reasons, I wanted to wait until the grand jury made their decision before I officially made my decision to resign. It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me. It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal. I would like to thank all of my supporters and fellow officers throughout this process.
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