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. 

2017 Citizens Academy

The 2017 Wayne County Prosecutor’s Citizens Academy is a free seven week program that seeks to educate and inspire citizens by providing insight into the criminal justice system in Wayne County.  The program will explore some of the emerging threats to individuals, families and the community at large and provide a look at what is being done to address them. The Academy will include discussions on crime investigation, specialized units designed to protect the most vulnerable members of our county, and the opportunity to weigh in with experts in the criminal justice system.

Topics include sexual assault, child abuse, illegal drugs, forensics, and homicide. The academy will be held set for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, MI.  The course runs from September 12th through October 24th, 2017.  The number of participants is capped at 120 and Wayne County residents are preferred. It is our goal that Citizen Academy graduates will help to create a safer and stronger community-based response to crime.

Interested residents should apply online at http://www.waynecounty.com/prosecutor/citizens-academy.htm


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 - September 20, 2017 - Detroit Man Charged in Shooting of Niece

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Ira C. Ellis Charged in Homicide of His Niece on Winthrop Street in Detroit
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Press Release - September 18, 2017 - Mother Charged In Unsafe Sleeping Death of Infant Son

Monday, September 18, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Leslie Gwen Neuman Charged in Death of Her Six-Month-Old Son
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Press Release - News Updates - Week of September 10 - 16, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Detroit Man Charged with Fleeing Police on I-75; Westland Man Charged in Murder of Roommate; Detroit Man Charged in Escape from DPD Custody; Judge Virgil C. Smith Terminates DeMarco Harris's Juvenile Wardship
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Press Release - September 15, 2017 - Judge Virgil C. Smith Terminates DeMarco Harris's Juvenile Wardship

Friday, September 15, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
DeMarco Harris to be Released from Incarceration on Monday, September 18, 2017
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Press Release - September 12, 2017 - Westland Man Charged in Murder of Roommate

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Jovica Nikoloski Charged with Murder of His Roommate in Apartment Complex in Westland
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224-5777

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