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If you receive a summons to report to jury duty at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice:
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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.

Third Circuit Court

News & Events

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Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Ansari Civil Verdict
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Ansari Civil Verdict
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
On February 16, 2024, a jury awarded $10 million to Alexandre Ansari, of Detroit. He spent almost six years in prison for the killing of a 15-year-old girl before the criminal case was dismissed.
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on New Gun Laws
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on New Gun Laws
Thursday, February 15, 2024
'My office has been working on this issue for almost a decade. We have charged quite a few parents and caregivers for allowing their guns that were not safely stored to fall into the hands of innocent children with catastrophic results.'
Resentencing Held for Defendant Ivory Thomas under People v. Poole
Resentencing Held for Defendant Ivory Thomas under People v. Poole
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Judge Baker-Robinson re-sentenced Mr. Thomas to 40 - 60 years. This means that his maximum sentence has been served and he will likely be released from the Thumb Correctional Facility, in Lapeer, MI today.
Local Psychiatrist Sentenced in Non-Fatal Shooting
Local Psychiatrist Sentenced in Non-Fatal Shooting
Friday, February 2, 2024
On August 6, 2021, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Dr. Barika Butler-Quarles, 42, a licensed psychiatrist of Grosse Pointe, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 41-year-old woman, of Texas.
Former WC Employee Sentenced to 1.5 Years in Prison for Defrauding County Out of Over $2.3 Million
Former WC Employee Sentenced to 1.5 Years in Prison for Defrauding County Out of Over $2.3 Million
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Former Wayne County Roads Division employee John Gibson was sentenced to 1½ years in prison today for conspiring to defraud the county out of over $2.3 million, United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced.
Taylor Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Taylor Police Officers
Taylor Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Taylor Police Officers
Monday, January 29, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Rick Good, 73, of Taylor, in connection with the non-fatal shootings of Taylor police officers.
2024 January - 2023 WCPO Year in Review Newsletter
2024 January - 2023 WCPO Year in Review Newsletter
Monday, January 22, 2024
2024 January - 2023 WCPO Year in Review Newsletter
Charges Dismissed Against DPD Officer in 36thDistrict Court Today
Charges Dismissed Against DPD Officer in 36thDistrict Court Today
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Today, 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King dismissed the case at the preliminary examination citing insufficient evidence to bind over the case to the trial court.
Dearborn Fire Chief Sentenced for Operating While Intoxicated
Dearborn Fire Chief Sentenced for Operating While Intoxicated
Thursday, January 18, 2024
On January 17, 2024, Joseph Murray was sentenced by Judge Mark J. Plawecki to one year of probation with 120 hours of community service as directed by the City of Dearborn.
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of DPD Officer
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of DPD Officer
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Barry Holley Washington, 45, of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a Detroit police officer.