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Officer Wilson to Resign as Unrest in Ferguson Continues

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(Photo : REUTERS/ADREES LATIF) A grand jury is close to a decision on whether to indict the officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.


A U.S. grand jury is close to coming to a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and Wilson is reportedly already planning on resigning from law enforcement, regardless of the outcome.

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The grand jury has been meeting for weeks gathering all the evidence and information of the fatal shooting that occurred on Aug. 9. The jury is expected to be making its final ruling sometime by the end of November, could even be as early as today, according to report by CNN.

Wilson is reportedly in the "final stages of negotiations" with Ferguson officials to resign from law enforcement aiming to ease the pressure of other officers in the department. But because the officer doesn't want to come off as guilty or admitting fault, Wilson will hold off on officially resigning until the ruling from the grand jury is determined.

The incident that occurred in August sparked weeks of protests among the community of Ferguson, as they were harassed by police in armored gear shooting off canisters of tear gas into crowds. Some night's protests even escalated into residents looting stores and vandalizing property.

Although protests have calmed down since, authorities are expecting more unrest as the grand jury nears its ruling,

Multiple reports claims to have spotted heavily armored assault vehicles roaming the Ferguson area as well as multiple National Guard helicopters flying around in what police authorities say are necessary precautions.

Most recently, nearly 20 protestors were outside the Ferguson police station last night while chanting "Whose streets? Our streets!" and "Killer cops have got to go!" But because the protestors were allegedly blocking traffic, officers came out in riot gear to urge them to back off. Scuffles then ensued leading to two of the protestors being arrested and taken away.

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