The second installment of George Stephanopoulos’ exclusive interview with the Ferguson officer aired Wednesday on Good Morning America.Being a police officer was the job of his life. He thought that he would work for 30 years and then make sergeant and then retire. But Aug. 9 changed all of that for Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown.
In the second installment of an hour-and-a-half interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, the 28-year-old told Stephanopoulos that he grew a beard to hide his identity during the months after the shooting, he and his new wife are living a “new normal” and the newlyweds are expecting a child.
“It is actually hard to describe,” Wilson told Stephanopoulos. “I would use the word ‘stressful,’ but that’s kind of an understatement. You’re always looking, always wondering if someone recognized you, if someone is following you.”
He told Stephanopoulos that the beard he grew was uncomfortable but helpful in hiding his identity. He said that he avoided going to the store, or running regular errands if he could. He says that he had to take precautions with everything he has done since the shooting, including where he would sit in a restaurant.
Source: The Root | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.