Ferguson shooting officer resigns

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Published: Sunday 30th November 2014 by The News Editor

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The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, nearly four months after the confrontation that fuelled protests across the US.

Darren Wilson has been on administrative leave since the August 9 shooting in the St Louis suburb.

His resignation was announced by one of his lawyers, Neil Bruntrager, who said it is effective immediately.

A grand jury spent more than three months reviewing evidence in the case before declining earlier this month to issue any charges against the 28-year-old.

He told jurors that he feared for his life when Mr Brown hit him and grabbed for his gun.

The US Justice Department is still conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting and a separate probe of Ferguson police department practices.

Published: Sunday 30th November 2014 by The News Editor

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