The city of Ferguson has officially severed ties with officer Darren Wilson. Over the weekend, the officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown resigned from the police force. When Wilson resigned he was not given a severance package, which includes any further pay and benefits, from the city.
Wilson, who had been with the Ferguson Police Department for three years, decided to part ways with the force after people had threatened to become violent towards the police department.
“The information we had was that there would be actions targeting the Ferguson (police) department or buildings in Ferguson related to the police department,” said Neil Bruntragerm who is Wilson’s lawyer.
A grand jury decided last week to not indict Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown on Aug. 9th. Though there will not be an indictment, the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a civil rights investigation regarding the incident and is also investigating the police department’s practices.