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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 - April 18, 2018 - I AM EVIDENCE - HBO Documentary Premiered April 15, 2018 at the DIA
Press Release - April 18, 2018 - I AM EVIDENCE - HBO Documentary Premiered April 15, 2018 at the DIA
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The HBO documentary tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years.
Press Release - April 17, 2018 - Wolverine Lake Village Councilman Charged in Wrong-Way Double MVA
Press Release - April 17, 2018 - Wolverine Lake Village Councilman Charged in Wrong-Way Double MVA
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Michael Gerard Stack has been charged in connection with the December 12, 2017 wrong-way double fatal car crash that occurred on northbound I-275 near Cherry Hill Road in Canton Township.
Press Release - April 17, 2018 - Joseph Gray Charged in October 2017 Highland Park Homicide Case
Press Release - April 17, 2018 - Joseph Gray Charged in October 2017 Highland Park Homicide Case
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Joseph Gray has been charged in connection with the October 31, 2017 homicide of Oliver Oldes in Highland Park. Gray has also recently been charged in connection with the December 17, 2015 homicide that occurred at Intervale Street and Meyers Road.
Press Release - April 16, 2018 - River Rouge Man Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer
Press Release - April 16, 2018 - River Rouge Man Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer
Monday, April 16, 2018
Blake Purvis has been charged in a second case of Impersonating a Police Officer.
News Updates - Week of April 8 - 14, 2018
News Updates - Week of April 8 - 14, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Detroit Man Charged in December 2015 Homicide; Detroit Man Charged in Shooting of Three-Year-Old; Detroit Police Officer Charged with Possession of Firearms While Under the Influence; Detroit Duo Charged in Crime Spree
Press Release - April 13, 2018 - Detroit Duo Charged in Crime Spree
Press Release - April 13, 2018 - Detroit Duo Charged in Crime Spree
Friday, April 13, 2018
Sammie Leland Harris and Leshawn Kyle Glover have been charged in connection with a series of carjackings and armed robberies in Detroit.
Press Release - April 11, 2018 - Officer Charged With Firearms Possession While Under the Influence
Press Release - April 11, 2018 - Officer Charged With Firearms Possession While Under the Influence
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Detroit Police Officer Jerold Blanding, on restricted duty and not allowed to carry a firearm, was present at an injury car accident, had three handguns in his possession and restricted and obstructed police as they attempted to help the accident victim.
Press Release - April 10, 2018 - Detroit Man Charged in Shooting of Three-Year-Old
Press Release - April 10, 2018 - Detroit Man Charged in Shooting of Three-Year-Old
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Exel Marzell Taylor has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a three-year-old girl at a gas station on Livernois in Detroit.
Press Release - April 9, 2018 - Detroit Man Charged in December 2015 Homicide
Press Release - April 9, 2018 - Detroit Man Charged in December 2015 Homicide
Monday, April 09, 2018
Joseph Ivan Gray has been charged in connection with the December 17, 2015 homicide that occurred at Intervale Street and Meyers Road in Detroit.
News Updates - Week of April 1 - 7, 2018
News Updates - Week of April 1 - 7, 2018
Monday, April 09, 2018
Inkster Man Charged in Murder of Girlfriend; Detroit Man Charged in Theft of Detroit Transit Department Vehicle; River Rouge Man Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer; Detroit Man Charged in December 2015 Homicide