The officer who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown in August will not receive a severance package as part of his resignation from the police department, according to the mayor of Ferguson, Mo.


Darren Wilson won't receive any pay or benefits following his resignation on Saturday, Mayor James Knowles told The Associated Press.

Wilson’s lawyers announced his resignation from the police force late on Saturday, saying threats had been made against the department because he remained on the payroll.

In his resignation letter, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wilson said he resigned without receiving severance but suggested there would be more talks on the subject. Sunday’s announcement appears to mark the end of those negotiations for the time being.

Last week, a grand jury resolved not to indict Wilson, who is white, for killing the unarmed 18-year-old Brown, who was black.

The ruling incited a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations across the country and renewed debate on the state of race relations in the U.S.