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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 - JuJuan Parks Charged in Homicide of DPD Officer Rasheen McClain
Press Release - JuJuan Parks Charged in Homicide of DPD Officer Rasheen McClain
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
JuJuan Parks has been charged in connection with the November 20, 2019 homicide of Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain at a home in the 20040 block of Wyoming Avenue in Detroit.
Press Release - Lincoln Park Man Charged in Toddler Non-Fatal Shooting Case
Press Release - Lincoln Park Man Charged in Toddler Non-Fatal Shooting Case
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Steven Michael Johnston has been charged in connection with the November 19, 2019 non-fatal shooting of a three-year-old girl in Lincoln Park.
News Updates - Week of November 17 - 23, 2019
News Updates - Week of November 17 - 23, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019
Sixty-one-year-old Detroit Twins Sentenced in Coney Island Shooting; Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner Found Not Guilty on Misdemeanor, Mistrial on Felony; Southfield Woman Charged in Homicide of Kabria Arnold
Press Release - Southfield Woman Charged in Homicide of Kabria Arnold
Press Release - Southfield Woman Charged in Homicide of Kabria Arnold
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Gabrielle Marie Brantley has been charged in connection with the November 10, 2019 homicide of 20-year-old Kabria Arnold at Pilgrim Street and Bentler Street in Detroit.
Press Release - Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner's Jury Verdict
Press Release - Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner's Jury Verdict
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty on the misdemeanor charge of Disorderly Conduct. A mistrial was declared on the felony count of Resisting and Obstructing the Police. A pre-trial conference this scheduled for December 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Press Release- Commemoration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
Press Release- Commemoration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Program Packet for August 14, 2019 Commemoration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)
News Updates - Week of November 10 - 16, 2019
News Updates - Week of November 10 - 16, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019
Edward Mack Anderson has been charged in connection with a series of crimes, including a carjacking, felonious assaults and armed robberies throughout Detroit; Two men have been charged in the carjacking an non-fatal shooting at a gas station in Detroit.
Press Release - Man and Wife Carjacked at Grosse Pointe Farms Gas Station
Press Release - Man and Wife Carjacked at Grosse Pointe Farms Gas Station
Friday, November 15, 2019
Antonio Beck has been charged in connection with the November 13, 2019 assault and carjacking of an 80-year-old man and his wife at a gas station at Mack Avenue and Moross Road in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Live-In Partner
Press Release - Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Live-In Partner
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Akilah Charmaine Swift has been charged in connection with the November 10, 2019 fatal stabbing of her live-in partner in an apartment in the 4140 block of St. Antoine in Detroit.
Press Release - Farmington Hills Man Charged with Setting Woman on Fire
Press Release - Farmington Hills Man Charged with Setting Woman on Fire
Thursday, November 14, 2019
William G. Helmer has been charged with setting a 62-year-old woman on fire near a Coney Island restaurant in the 25800 block of Seven Mile Road in Redford, Michigan.