The Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in early August is wrapping up negotiations with city officials to resign, CNN reports.

According to CNN’s sources, Darren Wilson has insisted that he did not commit any wrongdoing in the Aug. 9 shooting. The negotiations over his resignation are centered on whether a grand jury indicts him—a decision that is expected at any time.


Wilson said that he would resign in hopes of taking the pressure off his colleagues, as well as to protect himself. He was concerned, however, that if he resigned while the grand jury was hearing evidence in the case, it would incriminate him, CNN notes.

CNN reports that Wilson could announce his resignation plans as early as Friday.

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