A garden will be planted in downtown Detroit to remember crime victims.
Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade and other law enforcers will attend an event Thursday as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
A perennial garden will be planted at Lafayette Green Park, which is a small park next to two of Detroit's well-known coney island restaurants. Organizers say the plants will bloom each year to symbolize people who should not be forgotten.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says the mother of a crime victim will also attend the event. State and federal laws allow victims to participate in certain court hearings and qualify for restitution, depending on the nature of the crime.