Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and has since become the centerpiece of a fiery national debate, reportedly quietly married a fellow cop in front of his attorney and a muninicipal judge last month.
News of the wedding came just hours before chaos unfolded following a grand jury's decision Monday not to indict Wilson, 28, over his deadly use of force in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.
According to official documents, the embattled police officer reportedly visited a St. Louis county office and applied for a marriage license. He is said to have married Barbara Spradling, 37, a fellow member of the Ferguson Police Department, on October 24, according to the Daily Mail.
The two own a home together in St. Louis, though they have reportedly not been staying there since the shooting unfolded and local and nationwide controversy subsequently erupted.
Darren Wilson was married amid grand jury inquiry. Here's his marriage license. Private info redacted. pic.twitter.com/CEBkpdnehD— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) November 24, 2014
The wedding is said to have taken place in front of Greg Kloeppel, Wilson's attorney, and Christopher B. Graville, a municipal judge, in Overland, Missouri.
Both Wilson and Spradling have been married before, with Wilson finalizing his divorce from his first wife in November 2013, according to court records obtained by the New York Times.
Wilson has not been seen in public in months.
(H/T: Daily Mail)