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A day after a grand jury voted not to indict him in the death of Michael Brown, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says there’s "no way" the unarmed teen had his hands up when he was shot, and that he has a clear conscience.
ABC News has so far only aired a portion of the 90-minute-long interview, but anchor George Stephanopoulos' first excerpt revealed that Wilson believes he did everything right during the fatal Aug. 9 encounter.
In the first of three airings of the sit-down, shown on "World News Tonight" Tuesday, Wilson, 28, said that Brown reached into his car and tried to grab his gun and then charged him, giving him no choice but to shoot. The officer denied shooting at the unarmed 18-year-old's back and said it "would be incorrect, no way" to say Brown had his hands up.
And when asked if the shooting would "haunt" him for the rest of his life, Wilson said no.
"I don’t think it’s a haunting, it’s always going to be something that happened," he said. “The reason I have a clean conscience is because I know I did my job right."
Wilson disappeared from public view soon after the shooting that set off violent protests in Missouri. Wilson has been on paid administrative leave since the shooting, and Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Tuesday that no decision has been made about his future.