Ferguson police officer involved in Michael Brown shooting named; facts about the officer

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The name of the St. Louis County police officer responsible for the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown has been revealed. Ferguson, Missouri, police Chief Thomas Jackson released his name during a live press conference. He didn’t share much information about the officer, whose name is Darren Wilson.

Just before the shooting, Wilson responded to a strong-arm robbery of a convenience store. Police said the shooting occurred during a struggle for the officer’s gun, witnesses counter saying Brown’s arms were raised when he was shot.

What we’ve learned about Wilson.

  1. He’s been on the force for six years and he has a clean disciplinary record.
  2. He is one of 53 officers on the small town police force in Ferguson, Missouri.
  3. There are reports Wilson is “devastated” by the incident.
  4. Darren Wilson is now infamous.
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