Wayne County Prosecutor's Office

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.

Visit the Third Circuit Court Website


News & Press Releases

Press Release - February 10, 2017 - Grosse Pointe Woods Woman Charged in Fatal Crash Involving FedEx Truck

Friday, February 10, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Myah Marea Batts Charged in Connection with the Fatal Car Accident at Newport Street and Chandler Park Drive
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Press Release - February 9, 2017 - Former Dearborn City Clerk Charged with Embezzlement, Larceny and Misconduct in Office

Thursday, February 09, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Kathleen D. Buda Charged with Embezzling Money, Larceny and Misconduct in Office During the Course of Her Employment
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Press Release - February 9, 2017 - Three Charged in Westland Double Homicide

Thursday, February 09, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Dominik Charleston, Kobi Taylor and Amber Tackett are Charged in the Homicides of Howard Wick and Jordan Baker
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Press Release - News Updates - Week of January 29 - February 4, 2017

Monday, February 06, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Demetrius Armour Found Guilty in Eastland Mall Homicide; Belleville Man Charged in Homicide of Ypsilanti Man; Mother Charged with Leaving Children Home Alone
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Press Release - February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Sara Marie King Charged with Child Abuse For Leaving Her Two Young Daughters Home Alone
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224-5777

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