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Special Prosecutions

The Special Prosecutions Division was developed to handle specialized complex investigation and prosecutions as directed by Kym Worthy, the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney.


Wayne County Community Prosecutors are experienced Assistant Prosecutors assigned to posts within the community. Community Prosecutors assist the police and work with citizens to address issues of community justice.
The Violent Crime Unit (VCU) is a vertical prosecution unit that focuses on the prosecution of non-fatal shootings, homicides and gang-related violence in specific high-crime geographic locations in Wayne County.
The Major Drug Unit (MDU) prosecutes cases involving large quantities of controlled substances (primarily cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and other dangerous drugs) and the organizations that control narcotics operations. The prosecutors work closely with federal, state and city law enforcement agencies investigating high-level narcotics traffickers. MDU assistant prosecutors oversee these cases from beginning to end.
The Homicide Unit evaluates all homicide warrant requests presented by the various police agencies that serve Wayne County.