The Missouri cop who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson police force, his lawyer confirmed Saturday.
Darren Wilson, 28, turned in his badge five days after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the Aug. 9 slaying of 18-year-old Brown.
“I’m resigning of my own free will,” Wilson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I’m not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me.”
He said leaving the force was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”
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