Darren Wilson, Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown, Marries While on Leave
The officer married Barbara Spradling, a fellow officer in the Ferguson Police Department
The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married.
Records at the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds office show that 28-year-old Darren Wilson married a fellow officer in the Ferguson Police department, Barbara Spradling, on Oct. 24. A municipal judge performed the ceremony in Overland, Missouri.
Wilson has been on administrative leave from the police department since August, according to The New York Times.
A grand jury is deciding whether to indict Wilson for killing Michael Brown. Wilson, who is white, fatally shot Brown, who was black, on Aug. 9 following a scuffle inside Wilson’s police SUV that spilled onto the street.
Several media organizations, citing sources they didn’t identify, have reported Wilson told grand jurors Brown was coming at him aggressively. Witnesses have said Brown had his hands raised and was trying to surrender.
Wilson and his first wife divorced in 2013.