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How Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson mastered the disappearing act

How Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson mastered the disappearing act

ST. LOUIS — One morning late last month, a St. Louis courtroom filled up with prosecutors, lawyers and press who wondered if they'd catch a glimpse of a vanished man. The man, police officer Darren Wilson, hadn't been seen in public since Aug. 9, when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager and found himself in a wave of national fury. But here, at this unrelated preliminary hearing, Wilson had incentive to appear. He'd been asked to show up to provide testimony against an alleged low-level drug dealer — somebody he'd wrestled to the ground and handcuffed 20 months earlier, in an arrest that won him a Ferguson city commendation. Now Wilson just had to...

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