Officer Darren Wilson is pictured in this undated handout evidence photo from the August 9 Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., released by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office on Nov. 24, 2014.
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Man charged with threatening to kill Darren Wilson

A Washington state man was charged Tuesday with threatening to kill a recently resigned Ferguson, Missouri police officer identified by federal authorities only as “D.W.”

Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August, resigned from the Ferguson force on Nov. 29. A grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson in Brown’s death was announced Nov. 24.

Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbar, 46, faces three counts of making interstate threats. Each count is punishable by up to five years in prison. The complaint alleges he made repeated threats to kill “D.W.,” members of the officer’s family and other law enforcement officers.

Abdul-Jabbar was arrested at his home in Kirkland, Washington, on Tuesday morning and is scheduled to appear in a U.S. District Court in Seattle at 2 p.m. local time. 


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Man charged with threatening to kill Darren Wilson