New Documentary Examines Detroit's Untested Rape-Kit BacklogAfter years starring in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Mariska Hargitay is now highlighting the subject matter in a new way by producing "I Am Evidence," a sobering and timely look at the way rape kits have been left to languish, a policy decision with the ghastly effect of enabling serial perpetrators to continue assaulting women. Detroit plays a key role in the documentary, through the story of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Worthy took on the daunting task of dealing with the more than 11,300 untested rape kits that one of her staffers discovered in 2009, untested in a Detroit Police storage building.
Local Minister Wants Charges Pressed Against Trooper Who Tased 15-Year-Old On ATVA protest is planned outside the Manoogian Mansion in Detroit tonight over the police chase death of a 15-year-old boy.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy Adding Staff To Review Wrongful ConvictionsShe predicts the "overwhelming majority" of Wayne County convictions still will stand up.
500 Untested Rape Kits Remain From 11K Found in 2009The final phase of the rape kit fundraising campaign will be soon underway.
3-Day Summit To Focus On Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases, Evidence"We have over 770 identified serial rapists and over 50 of them have 10 -15 hits a piece," says Worthy.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy To Host 3-Day Sexual Assault Kit SummitThe summit will feature victim-centered approaches to handling sexual assault cases, focusing on offender behavior instead of victim behavior.
Wayne County Prosecutor: Officials To Review 'White Boy Rick' CaseKim Worthy said that after being "immersed" in Juvenile Life Without Parole Murder cases for the last six months, a second look is necessary.
Wayne County Prosecutor Seeks No-Parole Sentences For More Than 60 PrisonersIn a statement Friday, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy says she'll ask that 81 people be given a certain number of years in prison instead of a no-parole sentence.
Prosecutor: Not Enough Evidence To Charge Retired Cop With Perjury In Davontae Sanford CaseIt's another twist in the saga of a Detroit teen imprisoned for years for four murders.
Family, Innocence Project Seek To Have New Trial In Murder Case After Another Person Admits To CrimeSanford, who was 14 at the time, is developmentally disabled and his family says he was coerced by authorities to confess while in custody without a parent or an attorney present.
State Of The County: Warren Evans Looks To End Consent Agreement With State This YearA warm reception of mostly staff, appointees and friends as Wayne County Executive Warren Evans delivered his first State of the County address .
Gov. Snyder To Update Status Of Detroit Rape Kit TestingMore than 2,000 DNA matches have been made, including 456 suspected serial rapists.