Officer Darren Wilson resigns

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 FERGUSON (AP) - The police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, according to his attorney. 

Darren Wilson, 28, has been on administrative leave since the fatal shooting on Aug. 9. His resignation was announced Saturday by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. The resignation is effective immediately.

This comes after a grand jury spent more than 3 months reviewing evidence in the case before deciding not to indict Wilson. He told jurors that he feared for his life when Brown hit him and reached for his gun. 

The U.S. Justice Department is still conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting and a separate probe of police department practices.