Officer Darren Wilson (Reuters)
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown, has resigned from the police force, his attorney said. The news comes amid unceasing protests across the US against a grand jury decision clearing Wilson of murder charges.
The resignation is effective immediately, AP quoted one of Wilson’s lawyers, Neil Bruntrager, as saying on Saturday.
Prior to the resignation, Wilson was on administrative leave from the Ferguson Police Department since the August 9 shooting.
Wilson‘s resignation letter has since been posted online. In it, the officer said he hopes his leave“will allow the community to heal.”
On Monday, a St. Louis County grand jury decidednot to indict Wilson, 28, for the fatal shooting of the 18-year-old Brown.
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