Officer Darren Wilson Resigns After Michael Brown Shooting, But It May Not Be Why You Think

Officer Darren Wilson is an officer no more

For months, the country has been inflamed over Officer Darren Wilson shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last week, Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury, and riots broke out all over the country as a result. So, in the wake of that, Wilson has decided to resign.

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On Saturday, one of his attorneys Neil Bruntrager said the resignation is effective immediately. Wilson explained that he did it because the police department was receiving threats of violence. He also added:

“I’m resigning of my own free will. I’m not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me.”

Well, it’s a little late for that, since people have been injured in the riots over this case, but late is better than never.

Wilson’s resignation also added:

“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.”

Well, this will at least help heal the community a little bit.


[Image via ABC News.]

Nov 30, 2014 1:32pm PDT

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