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Monday, April 1, 2019

Wagner and Mosley Updated Information - Ms. Wagner and Mr. Mosley did not appear in court today. Ms. Wagner's Probable Cause Conference was held today and her Preliminary Examination is on April 11, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Ronald Giles. Mr. Mosley will have a pre-trial conference on April 11, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Kenneth King.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wayne County Special Victims Unit Staff Awarded Scholarship to Attend National Training Conference Addressing Violent Crimes Against Women April 8th through April 11th

(Dallas, TX)- Hundreds of members of law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates from across the nation who work with female victims of crime have been awarded scholarships to participate in the highest quality workshops, computer labs, and case studies at the fourteenth annual Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW). This scholarship provides access to critical training for communities who would otherwise be unable to attend due to increasing budget constraints that public service agencies face. Presented by Genesis Women's Shelter & Support and the Dallas Police Department, CCAW is a national clearinghouse for training and best practices regarding the identification, investigation, and prosecution of all types of violent crimes against women, including domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. This year the conference will welcome over 2,800 professionals from all 50 states. Hosted in Dallas, Texas, the 2019 conference will be held April 8th through 11th.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Special Victim's Unit assistant prosecutors, victim advocates, and supervisory support staff have been selected as 2019 scholarship recipients to attend the14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women. Because scholarship proceeds cover registration, travel, and hotel costs, teams are able to attend the conference and then return to their departments with newfound knowledge of how to combat the many and varied forms of crimes against women. The conference promotes strategies that improve public safety and support victims of crime across the nation. Classes are taught at CCAW with the intention of not only educating attendees, but also equipping them with the necessary tools to convey information to their departments and colleagues, thereby systematically improving agencies and increasing collective skill and competency levels. Ultimately, this training facilitates improvement of policies, practices, strategies, and collaborative responses to all crimes against women.

This year, the conference will feature keynote speaker, Kristen M. Gibbons Feden, Esq. As a nationally--‐acclaimed litigator, Feden is most notably known for her involvement in the Bill Cosby trials. Serving as special prosecutor, she secured a conviction of three counts of sexual assault against the comedian formerly known as "America's Dad." Consequently, Bill Cosby is currently serving between three and ten years in prison.

About the Conference on Crimes Against Women:

The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is absolutely to create an overall reduction in the rate of crimes against women, and ultimately, eliminate violence against women. It is also, however, a primary part of our mission to improve the way crimes against women are investigated and prosecuted, as well as to improve the way victims are treated throughout the criminal justice system. The problem of domestic violence is so pervasive and at such epidemic proportions, that tangible decreases in the rate of violence against women will not be seen until all women are safe in their homes. Conferences like CCAW create the momentum and the network to allow for the culture shifts necessary to end the epidemic of violence against women. For additional information about the Conference, please visit www.conferencecaw.org.

More than one in three women will experience abuse during her lifetime. One in four women will be the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault. CCAW serves the overwhelming number of victims impacted each year by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking across North America and beyond. The conference curriculum focuses exclusively on women and girls who come from all ethnicities, cultures, and socio--‐economic backgrounds. Due to tremendous safety implications, the often--‐repeated trauma that victims have suffered, and the intimate, private nature of these crimes, victims require the highest level of sensitive and skilled assistance by every professional that comes into contact with them. CCAW simultaneously addresses traditionally underserved women and girls-indigent, tribal, minorities, the disabled, and those who face other unique barriers to safety and self--‐sufficiency-who require an added layer of understanding of the multitude of challenges that they face on their road to physical and emotional safety and wellbeing.

About Genesis Women's Shelter & Support:

Since opening its doors in 1985, Genesis Women's Shelter & Support has provided safety, shelter and expert counseling services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Genesis is committed to removing every roadblock a woman might face on her journey to the abuse--‐free life she deserves. These life‐changing services include an emergency shelter, long--‐term housing, an award‐winning onsite, K--‐12 school, daycare, access to legal representation and cutting--‐edge therapeutics. Genesis serves more than 3,700 women and children each year, and relies on the generous support of the Dallas community to continue providing these services at no cost to clients. For more information, visit www.genesisshelter.org.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Detroit Man Charged in Midtown Non-Fatal Shooting

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Trevaun Marquise Pearson, 25 (DOB: 05/25/1993), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Kenneth Taylor-Riser, age 30, also of Detroit.

On April 3, 2019 at approximately 12:35 p.m., City of Detroit Transit Officers discovered a group of people in the area of 3800 Woodward Avenue near Selden in Midtown Detroit. The officers found the victim lying in the street with significant facial injuries. Medics arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

It is alleged that the defendant fled the scene on foot. Investigation by Detroit police officers led to the apprehension of Pearson. Facts and evidence of the case will be presented at the Preliminary Examination.

Pearson has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm.*

He was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Bari Blake Wood, The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 18, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for April 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Cylenthia Miller in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $200,000 cash/surety bond. Please contact the Detroit Police Department for a photograph of the defendant.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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