Chief: Officer Who Shot Michael Brown Reinstated ‘Immediately’ If Not Indicted

|
November 15, 2014 9:29 a.m.

The Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot Michael Brown in August will be reinstated “immediately” if he is not indicted by a grand jury, police chief Thomas Jackson told Yahoo News on Friday.

Officer Darren Wilson has been on paid leave since the Aug. 9 shooting, according to the news outlet. Jackson said that Wilson could return to a “not yet determined assignment.”

But if he is indicted, Wilson would “most likely” be fired, Jackson said.

The grand jury that has been investigating Brown’s shooting is expected to reach a decision soon.

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Audience Development Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: