Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager has resigned from the Ferguson police force five days after a jury came to the conclusion he will not be indicted. Wilson who has been on administrative leave since the event took place on August 9 resigned yesterday November 29th saying he has been told his continued stay with the police force will cause harm to other officers and members of the community.
The jury’s decision not to indict Wilson caused mayhem in the US as a supposed peaceful protest demanding justice for the 18-year-old black teenager turned into violence where businesses and properties were burnt down and looting took place. Officer Wilson shot the unarmed Michael Brown multiple times and says he has a clean conscience about what he did – in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
A copy of Wilson’s resignation letter was obtained by ABC News and it reads,
“I, Darren Wilson, hereby resign my commission as a police officer with the City of Ferguson effective immediately. I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow. For obvious reasons, I wanted to wait until the grand jury made their decision before I officially made my decision to resign. 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. I would like to thank all of my supporters and fellow officers throughout this process.”
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