December 24, 1992 |
A Michigan judge on Wednesday ordered three former Detroit police officers to stand trial on criminal charges in connection with the beating death last month of a black man, but he dismissed a charge of involuntary manslaughter against a former sergeant who was the only black defendant in the case. The ruling by U.S. District Chief Judge Alex J. Allen Jr.
April 19, 2000 |
A white former police officer, whose second-degree murder conviction had been thrown out, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in his retrial in the 1992 beating death of a black motorist. Former Detroit officer Larry Nevers admitted striking Malice Green after a traffic stop on Nov. 5, 1992, but claimed he acted in self-defense. He faces up to 15 years in prison on the conviction.
March 20, 1998 |
A white former police officer whose murder conviction in the beating death of a black motorist was thrown out because the jury watched "Malcolm X" during its free time was found guilty of manslaughter Thursday at his retrial. Walter Budzyn, 52, declined to comment and showed the same steely expression he has kept throughout the monthlong trial in the death of Malice Green. Budzyn's lawyer promised an appeal even though prosecutors said he might be sentenced to time already served.
November 7, 1992 |
In a case that ominously resembled the 1991 attack on Rodney G. King, Detroit police said Friday that a 35-year-old black motorist was beaten to death by two white Detroit officers while five other officers looked on. Police Chief Stanley Knox angrily announced the suspension of all seven officers without pay and called the attack a "disgrace." He said arrest warrants were being sought against the officers. The dead man was identified as Malice Wayne Green of Detroit.
April 28, 2000 |
A jury convicted a longtime sheriff Thursday of raping a woman at a law enforcement convention last October, rejecting his claim that the sex was consensual. Macomb County Sheriff William Hackel, 58, faces up to 15 years in prison on each of two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He will be held in the Isabella County Jail pending sentencing at an undetermined date.
August 1, 1997 |
A white Detroit police officer, Walter Budzyn, convicted of beating a black man to death was granted a new trial in part because the jury watched the movie "Malcolm X" during a break in deliberations. Michigan's Supreme Court said the movie may have inflamed passions in the case of Malice Green, who was beaten by officers outside a suspected crack house after he refused to show them what he had in his hand.