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Report: Off-Duty Cops Protecting Darren Wilson From Threats

Report: Off-Duty Cops Protecting Darren Wilson From Threats

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CNN Correspondent Brian Todd reported that former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has a detail of off-duty police officers protecting him and his family from death threats that “don’t seem to be subsiding” on Tuesday’s “Situation Room.”

“He’s been threatened over the phone, in e-mails, on social media. Apparently, there are bounties on his head. Now, CNN has learned Darren Wilson is protected by a detail of off-duty police officers who have been by his side since the August shooting of Michael Brown” Todd stated.

Jim Pasco, Director of the Fraternal Order of Police said that the officers would continue protecting Wilson “as long as we have to.” And Todd added that Pasco told him “the office duty police officers are not being paid by Wilson or anyone else to protect him.”

Todd also said that Wilson’s lawyers claimed the threats were not directed solely at Wilson, but also at his pregnant wife and that there were concerns about hackers locating Wilson. He concluded by stating that Pasco criticized the Ferguson PD for failing to protect Wilson while he was still officially on the police force.

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