As a grand jury weighs his fate, Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson (pictured front), who fatally shot unarmed Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, CNN reports.
The grand jury hearing evidence is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session. A decision on whether to charge Wilson in the death of the unarmed teen could come the same day, law enforcement officials have said.
Wilson maintains he has done nothing wrong, and the resignation talks have hinged on whether a grand jury returns an indictment against him in Brown’s death, the sources said.
While Wilson has told associates he would resign to help ease pressure and protect his fellow officers, he’s expressed concern about resigning while the grand jury was hearing evidence for fear it would appear he was admitting fault.
Wilson’s announcement could come as early as today, the same day a St. Louis County grand jury meets to deliberate and possibly decide on an indictment, CNN reports.
Wilson, who is White, became a household name after the Aug. 9 shooting, which sparked sometimes violent ongoing protests over police aggression against Blacks, especially unarmed men.