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 - News Updates - Week of April 16 - 22, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Southfield Man Charged in Fatal OWI Car Crash; Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of Brothers; Former EMT Charged with Willful Neglect of Duty; Two Men Charged in Greektown Assault; Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Two DPD Officers
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Press Release - April 24, 2017 - Detroit Man Charged In Inkster Infant Death

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
James Lee Saltmarshall Charged in Connection with the Death of an Eight-Month-Old Infant Girl
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Press Release - April 21, 2017 - Detroit Man Charged in B and E of Detroit Water and Sewage Service Station

Friday, April 21, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Ernest Lee Jones, Jr. Charged in Two Breaking and Entering Incidents at the Detroit Water and Sewage Service Station on East McNichols
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Press Release - April 20, 2017 - Third Man Charged in Greektown Assault

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Eddie Curry Also Charged in Greektown Assault at Monroe Street and St. Antoine Street
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Press Release - April 19, 2017 - Former EMT Charged With Willful Neglect of Duty

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Ann Marie Thomas Charged with Failing to Respond to a Medical Dispatch
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224-5777

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