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 March 19 - 25, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Preliminary Examination for Administrative Law Judge Scheduled; Raymond Durham Referred for Competency Evaluation
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Press Release - March 27, 2017 - Detroit Man Charged in Death of His Mother

Monday, March 27, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Raymond Mealy Charged in Fatal Beating of his Mother
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Press Release - March 24, 2017 - Prosecutor Charges Detroit Barricaded Gunman

Friday, March 24, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Lawrence Turvill Charged in Connection with March 21, 2017 Incident on Wheelock Street
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Press Release - March 20, 2017 - Southgate Man Charged in Detroit Rutherford Street Triple Homicide

Monday, March 20, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Demaro Devone Horne Charged in Triple Homicide on Rutherford Street in Detroit
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Press Release - News Updates- Week of March 12 - 18, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Detroit Man Charged in Whittier Fire, Killing Five; Detroit Woman Charged in Elder Abuse Stabbing; Detroit Man Arrestd in Shooting of Two Detroit Police Officers
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224-5777

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