The officer involved in the August 9th shooting death of Michael Brown has resigned. Darren Wilson tendered his resignation from the Ferguson Police Department on Saturday amid concerns of continuing violence and unrest in the St. Louis community.
Wilson was a six year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department and had been on paid administrative leave since August 9th. His resignation was expected despite a St. Louis County Grand Jury returning a "no true bill" in the investigation of the August 9th shooting last Monday. He called the decision to resign "the hardest thing I've ever had to do" and in a statement released Saturday said "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.” Wilson is not the subject of any further investigations but the federal investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department continues.