- The Washington Times - Friday, November 21, 2014

Darren Wilson, the officer at the heart of the ongoing stand-off between police and protesters in Ferguson — and the focus of a grand jury investigation into his fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown — is in talks with the city to resign.

Sources said that the resignation discussions depend on the outcome of the grand jury’s investigation and determination of whether he should be charged with a crime for Brown’s death, CNN reported.

Officer Wilson still maintains he’s done nothing wrong, but he has said privately to friends that he would consider resigning in order to pave the path for peace in his community, CNN said.

The grand jury is due to meet Friday, and the public could know its decision as early as Sunday. The delay is due to the prosecutor’s plan to give law enforcement a 48-hours heads-up of the decision, in order to prepare for possible violent protests.

Sources say Officer Wilson may not resign if the grand jury determines there is enough evidence to prosecute him for a crime related to his Aug. 9 shooting of Brown, CNN reported. He has six years worth of experience on the force, and has no disciplinary issues in his background. Currently, Officer Wilson is on paid administrative leave.

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