Name of Ferguson police officer who shot Mike Brown revealed

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announcing the name of the officer. [REUTERS/Lucas Jackson]


Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announcing the name of the officer. [REUTERS/Lucas Jackson]

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon today reveled the name of the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend, outside an apartment complex in Ferguson: Darren Wilson.

The officer has served on the police force for six years without disciplinary action, said Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.

The news conference took place outside a convenience store that has become a sort of landmark in protests following the young man's shooting death. Authorities vowed to work together to ensure the safety of the police officer who shot Brown. Jackson added that a robbery had been reported at another convenience store in the area just before Wilson encountered Brown walking down the street with his friend. Unarmed.

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