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 - May 18, 2016 - Two Taylor Men Charged in Homicide of River Rouge Man

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Brothers Adam Lee Brown and Wesley Dwayne Brown Charged with the May 2016 Homicide of Michael Lee Stratford
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Press Release - News Updates - Week of May 8 - 14, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Detroit Middle School Basketball Coach Charged in Second CSC Case; Robert Bashara Hearing Date Rescheduled; Daniel Jacob Howard Arraigned in Police Standoff in Livonia; Detroit Man Charged in Parker Street Murder
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Press Release - May 14, 2016 - Detroit Man Charged in Parker Street Murder

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Torius Inge Charged with Open Murder and Third Degree Arson in the Homicide of Grace Willie Hughes on Parker Street in Detroit
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Press Release - May 13, 2016 - Detroit Woman Charged in Corbett Street Fatal Stabbing

Friday, May 13, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Needra Anderson Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Live-In Domestic Partner
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Press Release - May 10, 2016 - Detroit Woman Charged with Filing a False Felony Report

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Velicia Stinson Charged With Filing a False Police Report Against a Detroit Police Officer
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777

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