Wayne County Prosecutor's Office

Welcome to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. At the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, we are committed to achieving justice for our cities most vulnerable residents. We will work tirelessly to hold offenders accountable, protect victims and we innovate to break the cycle of violence.

Our website will provide you with valuable information about our office programs and resources as well as your rights should you have the misfortune to be the victim of a crime. We regularly update press releases and other information on the web site so check for changes.

The Wayne County Prosecutor is the lawyer for the people, an elected official who is elected every four years. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office prosecutes felony cases throughout Wayne County. My staff of over 180 assistant prosecuting attorneys, 24 investigators and 70 clerical and non lawyers support staff prosecute over 52% of all felony cases in Michigan.   Forbes Magazine recently named Detroit as the most violent city in America. Our office is one of the 10th largest by case load in America and yet our staff is miniscule compared to offices like Los Angeles who enjoy a staff of over 2,200 or even Philadelphia who employ over 600 people. I am proud of our record and the miracles that we accomplish everyday.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is to pursue justice, to safeguard the community by demanding accountability for those who commit crimes and to enhance the quality of life by changing the culture of violence. 

Third Circuit Court Case Look-Up

The Third Circuit Court is now allowing the public to look up cases on Odyssey.  Victims, and others, can check the status of cases at any time after the case has been bound over from District Court to the Third Circuit Court.  Access is limited to public cases and does not include suppressed cases.

Visit the Third Circuit Court Website


News & Press Releases

News Updates - February 22 - 28, 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Detroit Officer Charged with Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated; Preliminary Examination Set for Bothuell Torture and Child Abuse Case
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News Updates - February 15 - 21, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Detroit Mother Referred for Competency Evaluation in Death of Infant Son; Hung Jury in Police Sergeant's Felony Case
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Press Release - February 20, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Bothuell Parents Charged with Torture and Child Abuse
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News Updates - February 8 - 14, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Lansing Woman Charged in Carjacking of Senior Woman in Detroit; Detroit Man Charged in Murder of Highland Park Officer Roderick Jones; Detroit Mother Charged in Death of Infant Son
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News Updates - February 1 - 7, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Highland Park Man to be Arraigned in Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl; Juvenile Held in Fatal Stabbing of 18-Year-Old; Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of Elderly Man on Mansfield Street
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777


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