Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department. A grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, prompting a week of protests in Ferguson and around the country.
Wilson, who had served on the force for six years, said he was stepping down because the department had received violent threats about his employment.
"I'm resigning of my own free will," he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I'm not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me."