Ferguson officials set to address resignation of officer who killed unarmed 18-year-old

Associated Press

Ferguson officials plan to address the resignation of a police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, as his parents prepared to attend a church service where civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton was scheduled to preach.

Darren Wilson, who had been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting, resigned Saturday, effective immediately, according to his lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, who declined further comment. An attorney for Brown's family didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.

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Stephanie Karr, city attorney for Ferguson, says officials planned to make a statement on Wilson's resignation Sunday. Karr earlier this week said Wilson had been on paid leave pending the outcome of an internal police investigation.