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Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Reportedly in Final Stages of Negotiating Resignation

FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Vinny Casalotta hangs a sign on the wall of a new addition to the police station on November 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson police have been faced with months of sometimes violent protests following the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. A grand jury is expected to decide this month if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

UPDATE — Nov. 21, 10:55 a.m. ET: Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told the Wall Street Journal the city wasn't holding resignation talks with officer Darren Wilson; police Chief Thomas Jackson also said he was “not party to any talks about that.”

The Ferguson, Missouri, police officer at the center of controversy for fatally shooting Michael Brown earlier this year is in the final stages of negotiations to resign from the department, CNN reported Thursday night.

According to CNN, officer Darren Wilson's resignation could happen as soon as Friday.

Reporter Shimon Prokupecz, who covers law enforcement for the cable news network, reported that those close to Wilson did not want word of his talks to resign to leak, for fear it could influence the impending grand jury decision.

The grand jury is expected to release their decision soon which will determine whether or not Wilson will be indicted for the shooting death of Brown.

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