Officer Who Killed Ferguson Teen Given Award 6 Months Before Shooting


The Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown was reportedly given an award for “extraordinary effort in the line of duty” six months before the fatal shooting.

Yahoo News posted photos on Saturday of officer Darren Wilson receiving the award, and also cited minutes of a Ferguson City Council meeting during which the commendation was given to him.

The photos were found on a Facebook page belonging to Wilson’s father, but the page went offline shortly after Yahoo published its report.

Details about how Wilson earned the commendation were unknown.