Darren Wilson is leaving the Ferguson Police Department amid continued tensions that he will no be indicted in Michael Brown‘s shooting death.
Just a day after a Ferguson grand jury opted to let him off the hook for killing the unarmed, retreating teen, Darren said that he did not regret his actions. Despite calls from his critics demanding that he be fired and jailed, the FPD has stood behind Darren.
The support of his co-workers aside, NPR reports that Darren has decided to resign from his position as an officer with the FPD. He made the announcement in a letter, where he wrote, “It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal.”
Supposedly, he’d been informed that his continued employment would put his fellow officers and the community in danger. Darren later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch yesterday, “I’m not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me.”
Although he was on paid administrative leave earlier this year, it looks like he’s going to have to find another means of income soon. According to The Huffington Post, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles has said that Darren will not be getting a severance package.
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