Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, says police Officer Darren Wilson will not receive a severance package as part of his resignation  from the police force.

Mayor James Knowles said Sunday that the St. Louis suburb and Wilson have severed their ties and that Wilson won’t receive any further pay or benefits following his  resignation Saturday.

Wilson’s lawyer says Wilson resigned because threats had been made against other officers and the department because of his continued employment.

A grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown during an August confrontation, sparking widespread demonstrations.

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3 comments

  • Bob Price

    Is there any more information on why he was not offered anything? Does it have to do with the fact that he resigned? The problem I have with this (and am probably in the minority) is that he was found not negligent by the grand jury. I believe in “innocent until proven guilty” and if the mayor is acting punitively against in him with no legal evidence to back him up, then there is a problem. I would say offer him the severance and then get it back if the federal jury indicts him.