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


Featured Pages

News & Press Releases

Press Release - September 9, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Detroit Public Lighting Employee Charged with Embezzlement and Stolen Property Felonies
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News Updates - August 31 - September 6, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Theodore Wafer Sentenced in Renisha McBride Homicide; Three Detroit Men Charged in Death of French Street Artist - Charges Also Issued for 14-Year-Old Juvenile; Raphael Hearn - Co-Defendant in Carlyle Street Shooting - Bound Over for Trial
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Press Release - September 3, 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Theodore Wafer Sentenced in Renisha McBride Homicide
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News Updates - August 24 - 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Erin Justice, Defendant Charged in Homicide of Wife, Alicia Fox, Extradited Back to Detroit - Preliminary Examination Set for September 4, 2014; Ronald Ilitch Charged With Possession of Cocaine
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News Updates - August 17 - 23, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Charges Dismissed Against Former Tiger Pitcher Evan Reed; Detroit Man Arrested Wearing Tether Charged with Murder
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777