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Officer Darren Wilson May Soon Resign from Ferguson Police Department

The officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in a confrontation on Aug. 9 is in talks to resign from the Ferguson Police Department. According to reports, Officer Darren Wilson “is in the final stages of negotiations” with local officials over the terms of his resignation. Today, a grand jury will meet, likely for the last time, to determine if charges will be brought against Wilson in the Brown killing. Since the shooting, Wilson has said that he did nothing wrong. According to CNN he’s told colleagues that the resignation is a move “to help ease pressure and protect his fellow officers.” The shooting of Michael Brown sparked massive protests and later crackdowns against demonstrators in Ferguson. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon recently declared a preemptive state of emergency in the area anticipating possible unrest following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision …

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