The Ferguson Police Department, as well as St. Louis County Police Department, have assured the Justice Department that their officers will no longer be permitted to wear “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets while on duty in Ferguson, Missouri.
Darren Wilson is the white police officer, who shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown at least six times in early August. Ferguson residents have spotted police wearing bracelets in solidarity.
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division writes in a letter to Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson, “We write to confirm that you will prohibit Ferguson Police Department officers from wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets while in uniform and on duty. We write to also confirm our understanding that you will ensure that other municipal police agencies prohibit their officers from wearing these bracelets while working in Ferguson.”