Assistant prosecutor Teana Walsh wrote Monday that one solution would be to shoot rioters.
In a post that she later deleted, she wrote at 10:33 p.m. Monday:
"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."
The post angered some who saw it, including a couple local attorneys. One snapped a picture of it before Walsh removed it and shared it with FOX 2.
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office spokesperson Maria Miller released a statement supporting Walsh's character.
Miller's statement reads:
"APA Teana Walsh is known for her great work ethic and her compassion for victims of crime and their families. Her post was up on line 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."
FOX 2's Ron Savage is working the story and will have a report at 10 p.m.