DETROIT, MI – Following the guilty verdict today of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy issued the following statement:
“Over 25 years ago I successfully prosecuted two police officers for the murderous beating death of Malice Green, a Black motorist who had been pulled over on a bogus traffic stop.
Both were convicted of murder. That was in 1993. Those jury verdicts were hailed at the time, but did not change the narrative that Black and Brown men were killed at an alarming rate by some bad police officers. The verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd will change the world. Accountability is the word of the day.”