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

Press Release - July 22, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Files on Juvenile Life Without Parole Cases

Friday, July 22, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
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Press Release - July 21, 2016 - Detroit Man Charged in Two Gas Station Robberies

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Defendant Impersonated a Fire Extinguisher Inspector
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Press Release - July 20, 2016 - Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of 81-Year-Old Man

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Tywaun Tramel Coakley Charged in Fatal Hit-And-Run on West Lafayette in Detroit
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Press Release - July 17, 2016 - Detroit Man Charged with Threatening Man About His Sexual Orientation

Monday, July 18, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Steven Drake Edwards, Jr. Charged with Felonious Assault of 23-Year-Old Detroit Man Outside a Party Store
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Press Release - News Updates - Week of July 10 - 16, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Charles Pugh Extradited Back to Detroit; James Tolbert Perjury Warrant Denied; The Preliminary Examination for the Deontae Mitchell Homicide Case Continues
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777

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