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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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Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in May 18th Police Shootings
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in May 18th Police Shootings
Friday, May 24, 2019
Deantrae Corey Oneal has been charged in connection with the May 18, 2019 shooting and wounding of two Detroit Police officers and injuring a third officer.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Meyers Street Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Meyers Street Fatal Shooting
Thursday, May 23, 2019
John I. Ishman has been charged in the May 20, 2019 fatal shooting of Maurice Postell on Meyers Street in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of Woman Discovered in Dumpster
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of Woman Discovered in Dumpster
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
James Quill Cockerham has been charged in connection with the homicide of Elizabeth Candice-Nicole Laird that occurred in the 1600 block of Robert Bradby Drive in Detroit.
News Updates - Week of May 12 - 18, 2019
News Updates - Week of May 12 - 18, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
Mark Lin Bessner sentenced in fatal ATV crash; Seventeen-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Car Crash; Farmington Man Charged in Greektown Shooting; Detroit Duo Charged in Carjacking and Armed Robbery Spree; Highland Park Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Highland Park Man Charged in Seven Mile & Coyle Street Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Highland Park Man Charged in Seven Mile & Coyle Street Fatal Car Crash
Friday, May 17, 2019
Allivas Dondi Kyles has been charged in connection with the fatal car crash that killed Sherman Wright and Eugenia Frison at West Seven Mile Road and Coyle Street in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Duo Charged in Carjacking and Armed Robbery Spree
Press Release - Detroit Duo Charged in Carjacking and Armed Robbery Spree
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Maruis Edward Robinson and Kevin Terrell Edwards have been charged in connection with a string of carjackings and armed robberies that occurred between May 9, 2019 and May 13, 2019 in Detroit.
Press Release - Farmington Man Charged in Greektown Shooting
Press Release - Farmington Man Charged in Greektown Shooting
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Delano Rayshaun Ward has been charged in connection with the May 5, 2019 shooting that injured three adult males in Greektown.
News Updates - Week of May 5 - 11, 2019
News Updates - Week of May 5 - 11, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
Detroit Man Charged in Sexual Assault of 25-Year-Old Woman; Melvindale Police Sergeant Charged with Assault and Willful Neglect of Duty; Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting near Grand Circus Park; Seventeen-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Seventeen-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Seventeen-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Monday, May 13, 2019
Micaiah Carlin Minor has been charged in connection with the fatal car crash that killed a 64-year-old man in Van Buren Township.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting Near Grand Circus Park
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting Near Grand Circus Park
Friday, May 10, 2019
Richard Lee-Jose Allen has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting and vehicular assault of a Grosse Pointe, MI man.