This Day in Black History: Nov. 16, 1992

Detroit police officers charged in death of Malice Green.

Posted: 11/16/2011 07:00 AM EST

Detroit police officers Larry Nevers and Walter Budzyn, both white, were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Malice Green, a Black man. Green died of head injuries after being beaten on an inner-city street near what was believed to be a crack house. The incident would echo the racial tensions raised by the Rodney King case. Both Budzyn and Nevers were found guilty in 1993, but a federal judge would later overturn their convictions.