Just days after Canton, Michigan officials reported that Bryce Lindley would be facing charges of aggravated assault, prompting people to call out the charges for being racist, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy announced that the charges had been dropped.
“This case came to us as a not-In-custody case — that means that there was never an arrest. Efforts were made to resolve this matter before it was sent to us for a charge consideration. The mother of the alleged victim had every right to go to the authorities, and the authorities had an obligation to investigate,” Worthy said in a statement, according to WXYZ Detroit. “When this case was reviewed by my office, no one paid attention to the race of either party. It is categorically wrong to suggest that this was charged based on race or geography.”
The decision to dismiss the case came just hours before defense lawyer and ex-prosecutor, Maurice Davis of Davis Law Group, who is representing 10-year-old Bryce Lindley, planned to hold a press conference to defend Bryce. Davis said there was “no coincidence” that the prosecutor dropped the charges merely hours before he planned on delivering his press conference.