Ferguson Chief of Police Says: Officier Darren Wilson Will be “Immediately” Returned to Active Duty if He is Not Indicted in Shooting Death of Michael Brown
IF WILSON IS CLEARED, FERGUSON MAY NEED ALL THE POLICE OFFICERS THEY CAN MUSTER …
With the grand jury ruling on the shooting death of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson rumored to be handed down before the end of November, the Ferguson, MO Chief of Police Tom Jackson said that Officer Wilson would be immediately returned back to active duty if he is not indicted. However, Jackson also stated if the grand jury charges Wilson, he would “most likely” be terminated “if it is a felony.” HUH? I am hoping that the Chief of police misspoke, an indictment is not being found guilty by a jury.
The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown will be “immediately” returned to active duty if he is not indicted, Chief Tom Jackson told Yahoo News on Friday.
Officer Darren Wilson has been on paid leave since the controversial shooting in early August.
He would come back to a “not yet determined assignment,” the chief writes in an email.
If the grand jury charges Wilson, Jackson said the officer would “most likely” be terminated “if it is a felony.”
Attorneys representing the officer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Wilson, a Ferguson officer for three years, has not spoken publicly since the shooting. It is unknown if the 28-year-old Wilson wants to return to the force.
“I would be surprised if they put him back on the streets at least in the near future,” said Bob Gorsky, a Dallas attorney who has represented Texas police officers for nearly 40 years