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 - June 23, 2017 - Detroit Man Charged in Navy Street Non-Fatal Shooting

Friday, June 23, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Todd Louis Ison Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of 35-Year-Old Man Through a Bedroom Door
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Press Release - June 22, 2017 - Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Ex-Girlfriend on Avon Street

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Earl Thomas-Lionel Maxwell Charged with First Degree Murder in the Homicide of Latrese Morris-Dorsey
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Press Release - June 22, 2017 - Detroit Man Charged in Car-Pedestrian Fatality

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Michael Daniel Williams Charged in Connection with a Car-Pedestrian Fatality on East Warren at Cadillac Boulevard
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Press Release - June 21, 2017 - Fair Michigan Justice Project Successfully Prosecutes LBGTQ Crimes

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
The Fair Michigan and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Partnership Focuses on Homicides and Other Capital Offenses Committed Against Members of the LGBTQ Community
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Press Release - News Updates - Week of June 11 - 17, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Two Detroit Men Charged with Disturbing the Peace; Inkster Man Charged in Midtown Fatal Car Crash; Sixteen-Year-Old Juvenile Charged in Brick-Throwing Incidents; Detroit Man Arraigned in Fatal Shooting of Son; Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Car Crash
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224-5777

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