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 - January 25 - 31, 2015

Monday, February 02, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Evan Reed Case Remanded to 36th District Court for Bind Over; Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Girl; Detroit Man Charged in Carjacking of Grandmother and Children; Prosecutor Worthy's Statement on Joseph Weekley Trial
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News Updates - January 18 - 24, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Fredrick Young and Felando Hunter Sentenced in Murders of Two Westland Teens; Taylor Man Charged with Stealing Police Car to Flee Multiple Crashes; Four Men Charged in Westland Homicide of 46-Year-Old Woman
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Press Release - January 15, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Bashara Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole
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News Updates - January 4 - 10, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Darnell Cheatham Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole; Alonzo Long Bound Over in Piedmont Street Double Homicide; 24-Year-Old Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Highland Park Girl; Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of 15-Year-Old Near Dollar Store
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News Updates - January 11 - 17, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Erin Justice Competency Hearing to be Rescheduled; Convicted Firefighter Sentenced; Robert Bashara to be Sentenced January 15, 2015; Alonzo Long, Jr. Arraigned on the Information in Fatal Shootings on Piedmont Street
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777


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