Monday, January 27, 2020

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold
Fourth Town Hall Meeting in Taylor on February 5, 2020 from 7PM to 9PM

Prosecutor Kym Worthy will hold a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Wayne County. The fourth town hall will be held on February 5, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Wayne County Community College-Downriver Campus on 21000 Northline Road in the Ray Max Room, in Taylor. Members of the public, police, community leaders of Allen Park, Ecorse, Lincoln Park, River Rouge, Southgate, Taylor invited to attend.

There will be a brief presentation by Prosecutor Worthy and her staff on the following topics: How the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Operates, School Threats, Domestic Violence, Conviction Integrity Unit, Sexual Assault Kits, and the Community Prosecution Unit. After the presentation, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions. Light refreshments will be served, and the last half hour will be reserved for attendees to meet with Prosecutor Worthy.

"I always enjoy having these Town Halls and interacting with the citizens of Wayne County. There are so many serious issues right now that my office deals with each day. I want to give people an idea of what an urban prosecutor's office is like. The meetings will be upfront and personal. This fourth town hall meeting will cover the Wayne County downriver communities. Other locations will be announced in the future," said Prosecutor Worthy.

Future Town Hall meetings will be held various locations in the City of Detroit and other Wayne County Communities. Dates, times and locations for subsequent Town Hall meetings will be announced.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Siwatu Salama Ra was charged in connection with a July 16, 2017 altercation and was convicted by a jury of Felonious Assault and Felony Firearm.* In August 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the convictions and remanded the case for a new trial. Today, Ms. Ra entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor charge of Firearms - Brandishing in Public and was immediately sentenced to time served by Third Circuit Court Judge Donald Knapp. This appears on page 71 of the Weekly Case Updates.

Christopher Metzger - Grosse Isle school teacher charged in connection with the August 28, 2019 alleged indecent exposure at Commerce Park in Grosse Isle.* Mr. Metzger has a jury trial before Judge Noah Hood this week. Yesterday the judge dismissed the one count of Aggravated Indecent Exposure, and the jury found the defendant not guilty on the remaining count of Disorderly Person-Obscene Conduct.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.