Wayne County Assist. Prosecutor resigns after controversial Facebook post

A Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor who ignited a firestorm on Facebook and online Thursday after a controversial post has resigned, FOX 2 has learned.

The Wayne County's Prosecutor's Office announced Friday that Teana Walsh called Prosecutor Kym Worthy to voluntarily resign. Worthy accepted her resignation.

On Thursday FOX 2 spoke with several attorneys who said they were stunned by a post that Walsh wrote on her personal Facebook page:

"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 was taken down but not before Detroit defense attorney Cliff Woodards saw it. He said he was stunned and appalled by the post.

Walsh was on maternity leave and called Worthy to announce her resignation. The office put out this statement after accepting her resignation:

"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. 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.  "

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