Friday, November 28, 2014

Ferguson, MO: Man at Center of Michael Brown Shooting to Leave Policing, Not a Wise Decision

According to AFP, the Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teen sparking months of protests in the city of Ferguson, MO will never return to policing, his lawyer said. 
Darren Wilson is currently in discussions with the Ferguson, MO police department on the terms and conditions of his departure, attorney Neil Bruntrager said this week.
"There's no way in the world he can go back to being a police officer," the lawyer said.
"It's not a question of if, it's a question of when," Bruntrager said of Wilson's departure.
Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August claiming he acted in self-defense.
The shooting set off days of racially-charged protests that erupted again this week after a grand jury on Monday announced that Wilson would not be charged over the fatal shooting.
COMMENT: Officer Wilson should contemplate his leaving FPD very cautiously, from a litigious standpoint as an armed, active duty police officer than as an unarmed and vulnerable civilian.
Six months from now, few people will even remember where Ferguson, MO is.
Using the words of angry, violent protesters who shouted, "This is not over," Wilson should sleep on his decision and ponder the ramifications.
Attorney Neil Bruntrager told CNN that Wilson, who has said his conscience is clear, could simply not go back to work given the outrage over the case.
"The first day he would be back on the street something terrible would happen to him or to someone that would be working with him," he told CNN.
"The last thing he wants is to put other police officers at risk," the attorney added.

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