In an exclusive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to be aired Tuesday evening, Wilson says he feared for his life.
In his first media interview since he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager on August 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson said he “was sorry for the loss of Michael Brown’s life” and “understands the grief of Michael Brown’s parents” but “he has a clean conscience over his actions that day,” according to George Stephanopoulos of ABC News.
The grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson has sparked protests across the country and around the world. Ferguson has become a flashpoint in the fight against police racism and brutality and the militarization of local law enforcement.
Stephanopoulos asked Wilson if the incident would have unfolded differently if Brown was white. “Absolutely not,” Wilson told the television anchor.
Stephenopoulos talked to Wilson for “over an hour at a secret location.” The interview will be broadcast on World News Tonight at 6:30 pm EST Tuesday.