1. National

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.

View all 87 updates ›

Darren Wilson 'will never return to policing'

The Ferguson police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is unlikely to ever return to policing, his lawyer has said.

Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot dead Michael Brown. Credit: Reuters

A grand jury announced its decision on Tuesday not to press criminal charges against Darren Wilson over the death of Brown, sparking violent riots in Ferguson and protests in dozens of US cities.

"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.

More on this story