The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, did not get a severance deal when he resigned, the mayor has confirmed.
Darren Wilson handed in his notice after days of protests in the town following a grand jury's decision not to indict him for the shooting, saying he feared for his own safety and that of his fellow officers.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles confirmed Wilson would get "no severance or extension of benefits" after his resignation.
The mayor of Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb torn apart by clashes over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, said the community must move on.
His remarks came after the resignation of officer Darren Wilson, who shot Mr Brown, announced his resignation.
Mayor James Knowles said he had not asked for Wilson's resignation, and even though the officer expressed an interest "in a future here," Mr Knowles said he wanted the city to turn a page.
"I think it is best that we continue to move on as a community," he said.
The police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has resigned from his position.
But Darren Wilson's departure is unlikely to put an end to the frustrations and disquiet many in the communtiy feel over the incident.
ITV News Correspondent Sascha Williams reports.
Over a hundred protesters in Ferguson, angry at the decision not to indict Darren Wilson for killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, have started a week-long peace march to Jefferson City.
The 135-mile march is being organised by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People in an attempt to bring peaceful visibility on the need for reform in the justice system.
NAACP president Cornell William Brooks told the St Louis Post:
What we’re endeavoring to do is seek justice for a grieving family and systemic change and reforms at the municipal, state and federal levels.
Participants will walk more than 20 miles during the day and start at churches at night.
The police officer Darren Wilson who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said, according to Associated Press.
The news agency reported the decision, which comes nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.
Darren Wilson, 28, has been on administrative leave since the shooting on Aug. 9. His resignation was announced Saturday by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. AP reported Mr Bruntrager as saying the resignation is effective immediately.
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Associated Press is reporting.
BREAKING: Attorney: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Fifteen people were arrested overnight in Ferguson after taking part in protests against a decision not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager.
Tensions escalated after police said protesters began illegally blocking an avenue.
A group of around 100 protesters had marched down the avenue towards the city's police and fire departments chanting, blocking traffic and stopping in front of businesses. One protester said:
I served my country. I spent four years in the Army, and I feel like that's not what I served my country for. I served my country for justice for everyone. Not because of what colour, what age, what gender or anything.
There were more protests across the US last night over the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
As well as more disturbances in Ferguson itself, crowds gathered in the Californian cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles to voice their discontent at the grand jury's decision.
The Ferguson police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is unlikely to ever return to policing, his lawyer has said.
"Realistically speaking, Darren will never be a police officer again, and he understands that," Jim Towey told NBC station KSDK.
"Going forward it will be school, and trying to carve out a new niche, new career, for he and his family."
Neal Bruntraeger, Wilson's other lawyer, said his client understood the risk he was taking by speaking publicly for the first time, revealing that people had "offered bounties on his life" after the fatal shooting.
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