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Ex-Officer Who Killed Michael Brown: Ferguson Not Racist

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    The former police officer whose killing of Michael Brown sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago, says he hasn't read the U.S. Justice Department's report detailing the city's systemic racism and has no plan to, according to a profile of him in the New Yorker, NBC News reported.

    "I don't have any desire," Darren Wilson told the magazine. "I'm not going to keep living in the past about what Ferguson did. It's out of my control."

    The article is the first in-depth look at Wilson's life since the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting, for which he was exonerated of criminal wrongdoing but remains the target of a wrongful death lawsuit. It marks his first public remarks since last November, when he was interviewed by ABC News.

    Wilson, 29, declined to talk about his shooting of Brown, citing the pending lawsuit. He repeated what he told ABC, saying: "I did my job that day."

    Wilson also said that he saw instances of biased policing in Ferguson, but denied it was systemic.