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 1, 2015 - Western International High School Principal and Esperanza Detroit Non-Profit Chief Operating Officer Arraigned in Embezzlement Scheme

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Cecelia Zavala and Rodolfo Benavides-Diaz Charged with Embezzling Non-Profit Funds Intended for Students at Western International High School and Other Detroit Public Schools
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Press Release - June 27, 2015 - Detroit Man Charged in Eastside Detroit Fatal Crash

Monday, June 29, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Lorenzo Harris Charged with Second Degree Murder in Connection with Fleeing the Police Resulting in the Fatal Car Crash that Killed Two Children
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Press Release - News Updates - June 21 - 27, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Mitchelle Blair Bound Over in Freezer Deaths; Ali Ariashi Bound Over in Southwest Detroit CSC Case; Bothuells Bound Over on Child Abuse - Second Degree Charge; Senator Virgil Smith Bound Over As Charged; Man Charged in Eastside Fatal Crash
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Press Release - June 26, 2015 - Romulus Woman Charged in Death of Eight-Year-Old Boy

Friday, June 26, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Kimberly Jean Garrett Charged with Second Degree Murder and Operating While Intoxicated Resulting in Death in the Fatal Hit-And-Run of an Eight-Year-Old Westland Boy
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Press Release - News Updates - June 14 - 20, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Preliminary Exam Scheduled ifor Defendant in Sexual Assault of Henry Ford High School Student; Bothuell Preliminary Exam Continues; Jury Trial Scheduled for Erin Justice; Mitchell Blair Found Competent to Stand Trial; William Melendez AOI Held
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777


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