Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Spearheads First-Of-Its-Kind “Prosecutor Transparency Project”

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office is partnering with the ACLU of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School on the “Prosecutor Transparency Project.” The aim of the project is to uncover potential racial inequities through the collection and analysis of data regarding decisions made by the prosecutor’s office, including who is charged with a crime, the nature of the charge, the race of the individual charged, and other crucial information such as plea-bargaining conduct.

The results of the project—the first of its kind to be conducted in Michigan—will be shared with the public.