Report: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Says He ‘Feared For His Life’

A new report has surfaced recounting Officer Darren Wilson’s recollection of that day he fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. this summer.

According to the New York Times, Wilson said he “feared for his life” before he killed Brown on Aug. 9, but the first public account in front of investigators didn’t reveal why he fired his weapon multiple times at the teen. Wilson also said a physical altercation ensued with Brown, who Wilson says Brown “punched and scratched” him repeatedly and had him pinned in his vehicle.

The NYT further stated:

The officials said that while the federal investigation was continuing, the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson. To press charges, the Justice Department would need to clear a high bar, proving that Officer Wilson willfully violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights when he shot him.

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