Officer who shot Michael Brown quits Ferguson police department
- Darren Wilson, the police officer whose deadly shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old prompted months of protest in Ferguson, Missouri, resigned from his job on Saturday after avoiding prosecution by the state.
Wilson, 28, said in a resignation letter that he could not “put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk” by remaining in his position. “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,” he said.
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