A video still released by the City of Ferguson, Mo. shows officer Darren Wilson attending a city council meeting in February of 2014 .
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is in talks to resign ahead of an expected grand jury announcement regarding his killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.
News of the possible resignation was first reported by CNN.
Those close to Darren Wilson did not want talks of his resignation revealed because concerned it would influence grand jury #Ferguson— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) November 21, 2014
But before news of Wilson's alleged exit broke, a police union official told CBS Wilson did not expect criminal charges to surface out of the months of grand jury deliberations. "It's fair to say that neither he nor his defense team expect an indictment," Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers' Association, said, according to CBS.
But an attorney for Wilson, Neil Bruntager, told CBS the defense team has "absolutely no idea" about which direction the grand jury is leaning. "The only expectation that we would have is that the grand jury would be thorough and fair," he said.
An announcement regarding the grand jury's take on a criminal indictment is expected any day now and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for serious backlash from angry protesters that have been calling for Wilson's arrest for months.
Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the killing.
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