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

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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.

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