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Ferguson Officials Deny Reports Of Darren Wilson Receiving Severance Pay Or Pension

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down unarmed teenager Mike Brown back in August, officially resigned from the police department over the weekend and now city officials are speaking out in response to rumors that he’ll be receiving severance pay or benefits in light of his resignation.

via Gawker

City leaders say Darren Wilson, who finally resigned from the Ferguson police force Saturday, will not be receiving severance pay, pension checks, or any other benefits.

According to the New York Times, Wilson—who only had three years on the force—had not yet vested in a pension plan. He had, however, been on paid administrative leave for almost four months when his resignation was made official Saturday.

Wilson’s attorney, Neil Bruntrager, told St. Louis Public Radio Wilson also won’t be getting any severance pay.

Although Wilson resigned, he’s still technically eligible to work as a police officer because, ironically, he’s still licensed as a “peace officer.”

“Whether officially his license is removed or unofficially, I think it would be very unlikely that he’ll ever seek law enforcement again, unless it’s in a private manner,” former Ferguson mayor Brian Fletcher told the radio station. “He’s had a chance to think about this. For everybody’s sake, both the community and Darren Wilson’s sake and the Brown family, I think he’s made the right decision.”

This is all well and good if it’s true, but we’re skeptical that it would be made public if Darren Wilson DID receive any type of severance pay or benefits anyway. Do you believe that he left empty handed?



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