Darren Wilson, the officer that killed Mike Brown, has resigned from his post with the Ferguson Police Department on Saturday.
Wilson outlined the departure in a letter obtained by ksdk.com.
The letter reads as follows:
I, Darren Wilson, hereby resign my commission as a police officer with the City of Ferguson effective immediately. I have been told that my continues 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 the 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.
Wilson has been the center of a controversial firestorm that has resulted in mass riots, deaths and boycotts most recently after he was not indicted for slaying unarmed teenager Mike Brown.
Mike Brown’s family issued a statement through their lawyer Anthony Gray.
“I believe Officer Darren Wilson made a personal decision that was in his best interest given the circumstances,” the statement read.
Darren Wilson had amassed hundreds of thousands in support funding. Some reports say he has about a million in a war chest.
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