A St. Louis police officer will “face discipline” after he reportedly wore a “Wilson” name tag in an apparent show of support for former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he “couldn’t be more disappointed” and stated the "officer clearly violated our policies and will be disciplined."
FERGUSON, MO - UNDATED: In this undated handout photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is seen in Ferguson, Missouri. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9th, 2014. A St. Louis County 12 member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson on charges, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office via Getty Images)
The chief added the officer, who wasn’t identified, will likely “get some days off for his actions.”
One of the protesters who reportedly noticed the Wilson name tag told the Post-Dispatch that the statement “shows whose side he's on.”
"I clench my fist. I want to attack, like they want to attack us,” he reportedly said. “I know damn well they know Darren Wilson wasn't attacking in self-defense. Darren Wilson had an option to mace him. But he got to shoot."
Brown family attorney Daryl Parks points to a diagram produced during a second autopsy done on Michael Brown, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. The independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Brown was shot at least six times. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A grand jury declined to indict Wilson earlier this year in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting, as well as other police-involved shootings, have sparked protests — sometimes violent — across the country.
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