Prosecutor Worthy settles budget lawsuit with Wayne County
Wayne County prosecutor settles lawsuit with county over budget, but hasn't released details of settlement
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has settled a budget lawsuit with the county.
Worthy was suing the county commissioners and county Executive Robert Ficano for allegedly underfunding her Prosecutor's Office. She said Ficano signed a letter promising her $35 million in funding this year. The budget gave Worthy only $24 million.
She has laid off dozens of prosecutors.
"We have just settled our lawsuit with Wayne County," Worthy said in a statement released Monday. "I do not want to discuss the details at this time because it will not be official until we have the approval of the Wayne County Commission. A date of May 16, 2013, has been tentatively set for the settlement to be presented to the Commission."
Ficano has said Worthy is over budget. He said she was using a "scare tactic" when calling the cuts a danger to public safety.