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Kym Worthy

Did Social Media Help Get #JusticeForRenisha?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

Just last week, Theodore Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride. While the outcome brought so...

Man Who Confessed To Killing As A Teen Can't Withdraw Plea: Court

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A young Detroit man who confessed to killing four people when he was 14 can't withdraw his guilty plea, the Michigan Supreme Court sa...

Homeowner Charged With Murder In Death Of Teen Slain On Porch

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

A man was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and a related gun charge in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, Michigan's Wayne Count...

Man Accused Of Raping, Murdering Girl, 5

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Crime

DETROIT -- DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against a Detroit man they say abducted, raped and killed, then burned the body of his girl...

Murder Charges Dismissed For Brothers

AP/Huffington Post | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 09.26.2013 | Crime

DETROIT -- Two brothers who spent 25 years in prison for a killing they insist they didn't commit walked out of a Detroit courthouse as free men on Th...

Wayne County Must Put Safety of Its Communities First

Sarah Tofte | Posted 08.07.2013 | Detroit
Sarah Tofte

Every other week, I sit in meetings with our team in Detroit, and hear about the incredible investigative leads we are gathering from rape kit testing, and the enthusiasm of the police and prosecutors to pursue those leads. The only thing stopping them is the money they need to do their jobs.

Priorities

Mariska Hargitay | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Mariska Hargitay

Despite the progress we as a nation have made in the movement to end sexual violence, including the recent passage of a more inclusive Violence Against Women Act, much work remains to be done.

David Sands

Pot Policy Still Puzzles Police And Prosecutors

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.17.2012 | Detroit

More than a month after Detroiters resoundingly approved Proposal M, a local ballot initiative to decriminalize pot in the city, local law enforcement...

Kym Worthy Will Tell 'Rock Center' About Wayne County's 11,000 Untested Rape Kits

Detroit News | Posted 02.12.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is scheduled to appear on national television Thursday to discuss the thousands of untested rape kits di...

Another Sex Scandal Rocks Detroit's Police Department

Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Police Department has become embroiled in yet another scandal -- an alleged domestic abuse episode involving a former police commander and...

Could Wayne County Stop Funding Its Arson Unit?

MLive Detroit | Posted 10.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — On Friday, Detroit firefighters congregated at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit to watch the documentary "Burn" about the Detroit Fire Depa...

Kym Worthy vs. Rapists: Wayne County Prosecutor IDs 21 Attackers In Rape Kit Probe

Daily Beast | Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit

Twenty-one serial rapists have been identified in a massive investigation led by Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy—and her manhunt has only just begun. ...

Over 1,000 Old Detroit Rape Kits To Be Tested

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- More than 1,000 once-forgotten rape kits that were part of a trove found in a Detroit police property storage facility are expected to be r...

Michigan Prosecutor Files Petition To Stop Quran-Burning Pastor

Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - A Detroit prosecutor has filed a petition in district court to stop a Florida fundamentalist Christian preacher, who recently caused rio...

Michigan Prosecutor Plans To Make Parents Face Jail Time For Missing Conferences

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Michigan prosecutor Kym Worthy has announced a plan that would make parents face jail time for repeatedly missing parent-teacher conferences. CNN rep...