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Darren Wilson will not receive severance package

Former police officer Darren Wilson who resigned yesterday after killing a unarmed black teen, which ignited months of violent protests in Ferguson is not receiving a severance package. Mayor James Knowles spoke with reporters Monday after Wilson tendered his resignation, which was effective immediately. His resignation comes a week after a grand jury decided not to indict him on criminal charges.

Michael Brown’s family attorney issued a statement after hearing of Wilson’s resignation.

It was always believed that the police officer would do what was in his best interest, both personally and professionally,” “We didn’t believe that he would be able to be effective for the Ferguson community nor the Ferguson Police Department because of the tragic circumstances that claimed the life of Michael Brown Jr.”

Wilson was put on administrative leave since he killed Brown, during an confrontation last August. In his resignation letter, he said that his continued employment would put both the city and police officers of Ferguson at risk. Wilson fatally shot Brown in the middle of a Ferguson street after the two scuffled inside Wilson’s police SUV. (Read More..)

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