"I, Darren Wilson, hereby resign my commission as a police officer with the City of Ferguson effective immediately. I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow. For obvious reasons, I wanted to wait until the grand jury made their decision before I officially made my decision to resign. It was my hope to continue in police work, but 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. I would like to thank all of my supporters and fellow officers throughout this process."Ironically, Wilson is disappointed at the way his life turned out:
Wilson said in that interview that he wanted to spend his career with the police force, and hoped to one day be promoted to sergeant.Y'know, I bet Michael Brown just wanted to live but Wilson took that away from him.
"I wanted to stay on the road for 30 years and then retire as sergeant and have a retirement," Wilson said. "That's all that I wanted."
But don't feel too bad for Wilson. He's raking it the cash for being a murderer:
A NBC source with knowledge of the #DarrenWilson interview talks said that ABC offered to pay “mid-to-high” six figures for the interview.And to think that they say that crime doesn't pay.
The source did not say an exact figure because NBC stopped bidding for it after ABC upped the ante.
I wouldn't be surprised that Wilson signs on to Faux News in the near future. He would fit in really well there.
Let's hope that the US Department of Justice does their job and prosecutes Wilson to the full letter of the law.