Wilson’s attorney, Neil Bruntrager, says Wilson will never return to policing. Wilson and the Ferguson Police Department are currently in discussions regarding the terms of his departure from the force. Bruntrager:
There’s no way in the world he can go back to being a police officer. The first day he would be back on the street something terrible would happen to him or to someone that would be working with him. The last thing he wants is to put other police officers at risk.