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No Money To Prosecute Breaking & Entering In Wayne County

Posted By admin On July 17, 2009 @ 9:24 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

KATHLEEN GRAY
Detroit Free Press [1]
Friday, July 17, 2009

Low-priority crimes like breaking and entering might not be prosecuted and the conviction rates will continue to decline if the proposed budget for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is approved, Prosecutor Kym Worthy told commissioners this morning.

“We can’t even cover our courtrooms anymore,” Worthy said in vehemently disagreeing with the $28-million general fund budget proposed for the prosecutor’s office by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. “At some point, if the budget continues to be cut, we’re going to have to start making decisions about what crimes we prosecute.”

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The county is facing a $105-million deficit in its 2009-10 budget and has told department heads that 20% has to be cut from the overall budget. The 8% proposed cut to the prosecutor’s office would translate into 54 fewer employees and $6 million less than the prosecutor has asked for the upcoming fiscal year.

Worthy said she has cut her budget tremendously, going from 320 employees to 275 since taking office in 2004.

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