Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson resigned Saturday, effective immediately.
Wilson spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and told the news outlet that he was quitting after the department informed him that it had received threats of violence if he stayed on the force.
Wilson told the newspaper Saturday, “I’m not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me.”
Al Sharpton said, “We were not after Wilson’s job. We were after Michael Brown’s justice.”
Meanwhile, the AP is reporting that Saturday night, more than 100 protesters gathered near police headquarters. At least one person was arrested after a brief standoff with officers, while others wearing white masks sat in a nearby street blocking traffic. Another protester burned an American flag.