Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Department
Darren Wilson, the officer behind the divisive shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has officially left the force.By Matt Picht | November 29, 2014
Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown back in August has officially resigned from the Ferguson Police Department.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained a copy of Wilson's resignation letter, which reads in part, "I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk. ... 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."
Wilson's shooting of the 18-year-old Brown, and the Ferguson police department's response, generated outrage across the country. Chaotic protests gripped the streets of Ferguson and sparked a nationwide debate about race and law enforcement.