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Another trial of note was the ...
Another trial of note was the 1993 case of Detroit Police Officers Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers in the beating death of Malice Green.
In general, there is a natural ...
In general, there is a natural inclination to side with police officers who make snap life-and-death decisions, said Carole Stanyar, a member of Detroit Police Officer Walter Budzyn's defense team in his retrial for the death of Malice Green.
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Malice Green was a resident of Detroit, Michigan who died while in police custody after being arrested by Detroit police officers Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers on November 5, 1992 during a traffic stop.
Officers Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn were convicted of second-degree murder in 1993 by a mostly Black jury.
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WALTER BUDZYN :47 at the time of incident, white, and a native Detroiter, Walter was a 19 year veteran of the Detroit Police Force and a Vietnam Air Force Veteran . During his lengthy career with the Detroit Police Department Walter was disciplined only once, for "leaving his post without permission" when he chose to drive an elderly couple home across the Canadian border to Windsor after their car was stolen at a Tiger baseball game in Detroit.
Walter has been married twice and has one daughter and two grandsons.
Prosecuted the original case against Budzyn
, Nevers, and Lessnau, along with Douglas Baker.
Baker was the lead prosecutor in the retrial of Walter Budzyn.
DONALDSON: White, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor prosecuted Walter Budzyn
in his retrial along with Douglas Baker.
CAROL STANYAR: White, lead attorney for Walter Budzyn at his 1998 retrial.
JAMES HOWARTH: White, co-council with Carol Stanyer defending Walter Budzyn at his retrial.
MICHAEL BATCHELOR: Black, defense attorney hired by DPOA to represent Walter Budzyn in the 1993 trial.
Ultimately, Walker would represent Officer Robert Lessnau who was tried along with Officers Nevers and Budzyn and was acquitted by Judge Crockett.
NOTE: Judge Vera Massey Jones was responsible for hand selecting Judge Jackson to preside over Walter Budzyn's retrial.
It was Washington who told her fellow jurors the FALSE information that Walter Budzyn had once been a member of the police unit STRESS, perceived by many black Detroiters to have been racist and brutal to blacks.
Among her notable trials was the ...
Among her notable trials was the 1993 case of Detroit Police Officers Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers in the beating death of Malice Green.