Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 12.37.50 PMDarren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager whose death has sparred a climate of unrest in Ferguson, MO. is contemplating leaving Ferguson PD as he awaits his fate at the hands of the grand jury.

According to CNN, Wilson feels his exit will help alleviate the pressure his department has been under during the months following the fatal shooting. “Wilson has apparently been cautious to not move forward with an official resignation while the grand jury is still deliberating, for fear it would appear he was admitting fault”.

There is a very strong likelihood that his resignation could be announced today.

In the meantime, the atmosphere in Ferguson remains tense as law enforcement officials remain on standby as the grand jury continues to deliberate. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency for 30 days on Monday in order to prepare for the worse case scenario. A few people were arrested Thursday night for disturbing the peace.

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