Breaking News>>>>Officer Darren Wilson Resigns from Ferguson Police Dept
|Officer Darren Wilson Resigns|
|Officer Darren Wilson|
In his resignation letter, Wilson said he hopes the resignation calms the town. He also seems to acknowledge that he will never be a police officer again
"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," the letter reads.
Wilson says, "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."
|Scene of the Brown's Death|
Wilson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Saturday that "I'm resigning of my own free will," and "I'm not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me." He called resigning "the hardest thing I've ever had to do,"
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|Darren is in Hide-Out|
The shooting ignited controversy and protests across the country and a discussion over race and policing.
Anthony Gray, an attorney representing the Brown family, said in a statement that "I believe Officer Darren Wilson made a personal decision that was in his best interest given the circumstances."
Wilson said that he has a "clean conscious" in the shooting, that Brown did not have his hands up, and that "I know I did my job right." He also said that he was sorry Brown lost his life, and feels remorse.