How Wayne County icon Judge Strong has impacted Detroit
DETROIT – Wayne County Judge Craig Strong is a Detroit icon who has done so much while on the bench, and continues to be a trailblazer even through his retirement. Strong was born and raised on the west side of Detroit, but it wasn’t easy for him to get to where he is today. During his time on the bench, Judge Strong received numerous accolades, such as becoming the president of the Association of Black Judges in Michigan -- an organization he helped create as one of the founding members. READ: Black History Month: Detroit’s top cop has message on overcoming racismREAD: Conrad Mallett Jr. -- former chief justice discusses life, legacyAdAfter a fruitful career, Strong recently retired from the Wayne County Circuit Court. Judge Strong is the recipient of multiple awards including the Man of the Year Humanitarian Award and the Wiley A. Branton Symposium Award for leadership.
Retired Wayne County Judge Dalton Roberson dies at 83
DETROIT – Retired Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Dalton Roberson has died at age 83. Roberson is a legal legend in Michigan and was originally on the bench for 25 years from 1974 to 1999. For the past five years he was still presiding over cases as a visiting judge. Roberson served on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, was named chief judge of records court in the late 1980s and was named judge of the year by the National Conference of Black Lawyers in 1992. He was a graduate of Michigan State University, a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, and an avid golfer.
Wayne County judge accused of covering up son’s abuse of her grandchildren
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan’s Judicial Tenure Commission is pushing several judicial misconduct charges against Wayne County Circuit Judge Tracy Green, who is accused of trying to cover up evidence that her son, Gary Davis-Headd, was abusing his children. “I still stand before you and say that she’s a fair jurist and fair person,” said Attorney Lillian Diallo. Diallo has practiced in front of Green and is the Vice President of Wayne County’s Criminal Defense Bar Association. The dozen-page complaint claims that Green’s two grandchildren told her on numerous occasions of the abuse they were experiencing. So let’s let this play out.”The complaint also lists Green’s former daughter-in-law as another one of her son’s victims of abuse.
Judge temporarily halts sale of former State Fairgrounds site for redevelopment project
DETROIT – Amazon has committed to a major distribution center in the city of Detroit on the former state fairgrounds site. That deal was announced in August and had already been signed off on by the Detroit City Council. On Thursday, a group opposing the sale, called the State Fair Development Coalition, got a temporary restraining order in Wayne County Circuit Court against the project. The city claims the sale price for the land was $16 million, which is above the appraised value. “The city was never provided notice of the plaintiffs' request for the temporary order or an opportunity to respond,” said Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence Garcia.
Court order temporarily halts sale of former Michigan State Fairgrounds site
DETROIT – The sale of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds has been halted by a court order just over a week after the sale was approved. The Wayne County Circuit Court issued a temporary restraining order on Wednesday to halt the sale of 142 acres of the former fairgrounds site to two development groups. The Detroit City Council approved the sale on October 20, making the land available for a proposed Amazon distribution center and new indoor transit center. “In 2020, the Detroit City Council adopted a Community Outreach Ordinance requiring a specified outreach process before amending the city’s master plan. A proposed sale of acreage at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds would redevelop about half of the site into a new Amazon distribution center, with the rest saved for a transit center and other future developments.
Wayne County judge accused of making inappropriate comments to prosecutors, attorneys
DETROIT A Wayne County judge is under investigation for making inappropriate comments during a murder trial and its not the first time hes gotten himself in trouble. The most recent complaint from the Judicial Tenure Commission said Judge Bruce Morrow committed two counts of inappropriate use of sexually graphic language and one count of questioning female attorneys who appeared before him about their physical appearance. Prosecutor Kym Worthys office filed the original complaint from two different, unidentified female prosecutors who claim Morrow made a habit of speaking in unwelcome sexual tones. Local 4 reached out repeatedly to Morrow and his attorney to get their side and received no replies. Morrow was suspended in 2014 by the Michigan Supreme Court on 10 counts of alleged judicial misconduct.