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News from Progress Michigan

May 1, 2015

Contact: Sam Inglot,

Progress Michigan on Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Resignation

“Shoot em” comments about Baltimore, call for investigation leads to swift resignation

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding the resignation of Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Teana WalshEarlier this morning, the organization called for County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to investigate Walsh for comments she made on Facebook advocating for police to shoot protesters in Baltimore.

“We think it was appropriate for Teana Walsh to offer her resignation. Her comments are a perfect example of the mentality that has to be purged from the criminal justice system as a whole,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “At the same time, we still believe that Prosecutor Kym Worthy should use this incident as an opportunity to lead a conversation about how law enforcement must be used as a tool for — not against — the people of this state. We urge Kym Worthy to take proactive steps to ensure that Wayne County citizens do not lose trust in the criminal justice system and to repair the bridges of accountability that have been broken.”


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