“I can’t confirm that it was the Malice Green building, but everything points to that,” Neely said Wednesday. City officials were unaware when they scheduled the demolition that the building had any significance, he said.
“It is part of Detroit’s history, and I regret that there was no advance notice of this,” he said.
Larry Nevers, one of the two officers convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Green’s death, died in February at 72. The other officer, Walter Budzyn, served nearly four years in prison when he was released in 1998.
Artist Bennie White Jr. Ethiopia Israel, 75, of Detroit says he painted the picture in 1992. / Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press