In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson says he did nothing wrong by shooting and killing black teen, Michael Brown.
Asked if there was anything he could have done to save Brown, especially if he was white, Wilson said no and that he would have done it again because race had nothing to do with it.
Officer Wilson who fired multiple shots at the unarmed teen said he started shooting after Brown threw the first punch through the window and hit the left side of his face. He said when he asked the teen to get back or he’ll shoot him, Brown charged at him and attempted to grab his gun – taunting him that he was too much of a pu**y to shoot him. He said Brown tried to shoot him with his own gun and that was the first time he shot and called for backup.
On why he kept on the pursuit after Brown ran away, he said his job was not to wait in the car but to know where the teen was running to, so he needed to go after him while he was waiting for the back up he called for.
On going forward after killing someone, he said he’ll have a normal life. Asked if he will not be haunted by the fact that he killed someone. He said no and that it will always be something that happened. He added that he has a clean conscience because he knew he was doing his job when he killed the unarmed teen.
The jury’s decision not to indict Officer Wilson for Brown’s shooting and subsequent death resulted to violent protests yesterday that saw cars, gas stations and businesses going up in flames.
Yesterday, American businessman, Donald Trump made a series of tweet where he blamed President Barack Obama for the incident and said because the president has done a poor job, there’ll be no chance of America having another black president in generations to come.
Watch the full interview below.