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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 -  Commemoration of the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
Press Release - Commemoration of the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Please review the program packet for the Commemoration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
News Updates - Week of August 4 - 10, 2019
News Updates - Week of August 4 - 10, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Prosecutor Worthy to Hold 10-Year Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Commemoration on August 14, 2019; Update on the Dismissed Case Involving a 10-Year-Old Canton Youth; Lincoln Park Man Charged in Whitcomb Street Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Lincoln Park Man Charged in Whitcomb Street Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Lincoln Park Man Charged in Whitcomb Street Fatal Shooting
Friday, August 09, 2019
Louis L. Davis, III has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Antwan Esters-Douthet and the non-fatal shooting of a four-year-old male child.
Press Release - Update on the Dismissed Case Involving a 10-Year-Old Canton Youth
Press Release - Update on the Dismissed Case Involving a 10-Year-Old Canton Youth
Thursday, August 08, 2019
The case involving a 10-year-old Canton youth has been permanently dismissed.
News Updates - Week of July 28 - August 3, 2019
News Updates - Week of July 28 - August 3, 2019
Monday, August 05, 2019
Detroit Man Charged in Hamtramck Assaults; 10-Year-Old Canton Youth Charged with Aggravated Assault; Statement of Prosecutor Worthy Dismissing Case Against 10-Year-Old Juvenile; Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Beating of Berkley Man
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Beating of Berkley Man
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Beating of Berkley Man
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Lawrence James Davis has been arraigned in the July 22, 2019 fatal beating of Tyler Jordan Wingate of Berkley, MI.
Press Release - Statement of Prosecutor Worthy Dismissing Case Against 10-Year-Old Juvenile
Press Release - Statement of Prosecutor Worthy Dismissing Case Against 10-Year-Old Juvenile
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Prosecutor Worthy has issued a statement regarding the dismissal of the Aggravated Assault case against a 10-year-old Canton Township youth.
Press Release - 10-Year-Old Canton Youth Charged with Aggravated Assault
Press Release - 10-Year-Old Canton Youth Charged with Aggravated Assault
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
A 10-year-old Canton Township boy has been charged as a juvenile respondent in connection with the assault of a nine-year-old boy during a ball game called Tips on the school playground.
News Updates - Week of July 21 - 27, 2019
News Updates - Week of July 21 - 27, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
Mateen Cleaves Trial Date Changed; lSenior Woman Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting Incident; Deangelo Martin Charged in Kidnapping and Assaults of Second Woman; Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Beating of Berkley Man
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Hamtramck Assaults
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Hamtramck Assaults
Monday, July 29, 2019
Marcus Maxwell Ross has been charged in connection with two separate incidences of assault and robbery in Hamtramck.