"I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow. For obvious reasons, I wanted to wait until the grand jury made their decision before I officially made my decision to resign. It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me. It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal."A Brown family attorney, Anthony Gray, is skeptical of Wilson's motives. “It's probably in his best interest to sever his ties with the Ferguson community, as well as the Ferguson police department. I think this incident has severely compromised his ability to police in the way he was paid to do by the city," Gray said in a statement. Wilson has maintained, both in interviews and in his testimony to the grand jury, that he was assaulted by Brown and had no other choice but to fire his weapon. The worldwide protests calling for justice in Brown's name continue this weekend.
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