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.
JUST IN: Sources tell @ShimonPro that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the final stages of negotiations to resign — may happen tomorrow.— TheBlazeNOW (@TheBlazeNOW) November 21, 2014
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.
Those close to Darren Wilson did not want talks of his resignation revealed because concerned it would influence grand jury #Ferguson— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) November 21, 2014
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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