MSP Statement on Outcome of Trial for Mark Bessner

October 31, 2018

The Michigan State Police appreciates the careful deliberation of the men and women of the jury and we are grateful to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for their dedication to justice. 

We send our sincere condolences to the family, friends and supporters of Damon Grimes.

The defendant, Mark Bessner, who was immediately suspended and then resigned before criminal charges were announced, undisputedly acted outside of MSP policy and training. We’ll continue to work hand-in-hand with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office as they determine appropriate next steps.