The Ferguson Missouri Police Officer at the center of the Michael Brown death investigation resigns amid Missouri turmoil resulting from case

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According to Darren Wilson’s attorney Saturday, The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department.

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. The resignation is effective immediately, according to Bruntrager. He declined further immediate comment according to the Associated Press but said he would release more details Saturday night.


The attorney for the Brown family, Benjamin Crump, did not immediately return phone and email messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.

-Curt Cramer (@CurtisRemarc)