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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resigns

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager 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.

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Civil rights activist Al Sharpton criticises prosecutor

Civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton criticised the St Louis County prosecutor. Credit: RTV

Civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton has criticised the St Louis County prosecutor for accusing Michael Brown of crimes and discrediting witnesses while allowing officer Darren Wilson to go free.

"Let us be clear, you have broken our hearts, but you have not broken our backs," Sharpton said.

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