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

News Updates - August 3 - 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Two Charged in Homicide of Eight-Year-Old Boy; Jury Convicts Theodore Wafer in the Fatal Shooting of Renisha McBride - Sentencing Set For Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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News Updates - July 27 - August 2, 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Dearborn Man Charged in Killing of Sister; Mistrial Declared in Darnell Cheatham Trial - Case To Be Retried; Former Tiger Pitcher Evan Reed Charged in Sexual Assault; Two Detroit Men Charged in Carjacking Homicide
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Press Release - July 30, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Former Tiger Pitcher Evan Reed Charged In Sexual Assault
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News Updates - July 20 - 26, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Jury Selected in Renisha McBride Homicide Case; Juvenile Male in Motor City Pride Festival Assault Takes Guilty Plea; Motions for Re-Hearing Denied for Two Defendants in Steven Utash Beating
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News Updates - July 13 - 19, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Three Grosse Pointe Woods Women Charged in Detroit Graffiti Case; Jeremy Jackson and Jamare Rucker Sentenced in Murder of CVS Guard; Two Defendants Charged in 2012 Homicides of Westland Teens
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777