Darren Wilson will return to the Ferguson police force if not indicted in the Michael Brown shooting. Mike Brown was fatally shot after being stopped by Wilson after an alleged strong-armed robbery, while walking down the middle of a street with his friend Dorian Johnson, on August 9.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told local KMOV News that Darren Wilson will immediately return to his duties if the Michael Brown grand jury clears him in the shooting case. Chief Tom Jackson also said that an internal investigation will be launched after the Darren Wilson grand jury decision is announced.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a group identifying themselves as the Black Rebels, on Twitter, has placed a $5,000 bounty on the head of Darren Wilson and a $1,000 bounty for close relatives of the Ferguson police officer awaiting a grand jury decision in the Mike Brown shooting case. The Black Rebels, who describe themselves as part of the Uhuru Movement, tweeted that they merely have “some questions” to ask Wilson and cannot located the police officer.
Darren Wilson has not been seen in public since the Michael Brown shooting. Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, recently traveled to a United Nations meeting on torture in Geneva to discuss the Ferguson shooting. Before leaving the United States and asking members of the U.N. committee to be present when the Darren Wilson grand jury decision is read, she had allegations related to a physical altercation with Mike Brown’s grandmother levied against her.
Tensions have reached a fever pitch in not just Ferguson but in a majority of St. Louis County. Michael Brown protesters recently staged a “die in” to demonstrate their distrust of local law enforcement. Clayton, a town adjacent to Ferguson and the seat of St. Louis County, is also bracing for civil unrest on the wake of the looming Darren Wilson grand jury decision. As previously noted by the Inquisitr, Ferguson area gun sales have skyrocketed in recent days.
Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy released a statement urging calm after the Mike Brown shooting grand jury decision is released, and warning those who attempt to break the law by rioting and looting.
“We are aware of recent media accounts announcing demonstrators’ plans to disrupt downtown Clayton on the first business day after the Grand Jury announcement. We continue to support demonstrators’ rights to have their voices heard, and part of our planning has involved maintaining the safety of demonstrators. At the same time, we cannot risk public health or safety. Organizations in downtown Clayton provide a wide array of critical services, including health care, employment services, transportation, public safety, child care, and social services for the elderly and disabled among others. These services support not just this city but also the entire county. We have plans in place to help ensure that these services aren’t interrupted.”
Do you think Darren Wilson will be indicted for the Mike Brown shooting? Will he return to the Ferguson police force is not indicted?
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