- The Washington Times - Friday, May 1, 2015

A Detroit-area assistant prosecutor has resigned after she wrote on Facebook that Baltimore rioters should be shot on sight.

Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Teana Walsh received sharp criticism after her controversial comments began circulating on social media. Her post read:

“So I am watching the news in Baltimore and see large swarms of people throwing bricks etc at police who are fleeing from their assaults… 15 in the hospital already. Solution. Simple. Shoot em. Period. End of discussion. I don’t care what causes the protestors to turn violent… what the ‘they did it because’ reason is… no way is this acceptable. Flipping disgusting.”

Detroit defense attorney Cliff Woodards said he was “appalled” when he first saw the post.

“I was stunned, I was shocked, I was outraged,” he told a local Fox affiliate.

Defense attorney Lillian Diallo said the Facebook posting surprised her.

“It’s very disappointing,” she told the station. “This is a person sworn to uphold the law — as we all are. We just fall on different sides, prosecutor, defense. And to put something out there so incendiary that so disrespects the community in which you serve, and the people you serve. It’s repugnant.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement Friday announcing that Ms. Walsh had voluntarily resigned from her position, a local ABC affiliate reported.

“During her tenure in the office, Teana Walsh has been known for her great work ethic and her compassion for victims of crime and their families,” the statement said. “Her post was up online briefly and she immediately took it down. The post was completely out of character for her and certainly does not reflect the person that we know.”

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