After a week of uncertainty and calls for action, the Ferguson Police Department has identified the police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown last Saturday: his name is Darren Wilson.
Wilson is a six year veteran of the police force, and has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting on Saturday. He does not have any history of disciplinary action, and whether he will face charges for the incident remains unclear.
The department also said that they will be releasing video of a robbery that took place in the area just prior to Brown's shooting, implying that this was the reason Brown was initially questioned. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson also noted that Wilson was treated for multiple injuries after the clash with Brown.
More on this story as it develops…
[via NY Daily News]