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.
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