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The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County.

Mike Schmidt is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has approximately 200 staff members, including 78 appointed Deputy District Attorneys.

The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County.

Mike Schmidt is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has approximately 200 staff members, including 78 appointed Deputy District Attorneys.

Latest News

  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 30-year sentence for Jose Moo-Caamal, 41, for child abuse
    September 17, 2021

    At sentencing, the victim and her mother told the court about the extensive negative impacts of Mr. Moo-Caamal’s crimes. The Honorable Judge Benjamin Souede directly addressed the victim and commended her for the bravery, courage and strength she showed during her trial testimony and again at sentencing.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 20-year sentence for Mathew Campbell, 58, for child abuse
    September 17, 2021

    “I have nightmares where I don’t have a voice.  I try to scream and nothing comes out,” described one of the victims.  At age 13, she decided to report the abuse after watching YouTube videos of other survivors sharing their stories of childhood sexual abuse.  “I found strength listening to survivors talk about their experiences and hearing how things got better for them after they spoke out.”

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  • DA Mike Schmidt advances efforts to address gun violence with release of Firearms Data Dashboard, live today
    September 16, 2021

    “We emphatically support the MCDA’s effort to make gun crime data more accessible to the community. Clear, accessible data is one of the best tools we have to inform public policy around reducing gun violence and it allows us, as a community, to track our progress toward shared goals. Ending gun violence in Portland and surrounding communities will require a highly coordinated, whole of community effort. We appreciate and thank MCDA for their steadfast partnership.” Acting US Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug stated. 

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  • Grand Jury returns not true bill in June 24, 2021 fatal shooting by an officer
    September 15, 2021

    September 15 2021 Contact: Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us Grand...

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces life sentences for 2017 murders   
    September 14, 2021

    “My brother was my constant. He was there for my graduations, my wedding, my daughters’ birthdays, holidays, the death of my mother and then one day he just wasn’t… Jason is now a memory. He is a collection of pictures, stories, and feelings by the people who are left to live this life without him.” Victim Jason Miller's sister said.

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  • Statement from Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt on officer involved protest case memos
    September 3, 2021

    "We found no legal basis to pursue criminal charges under current law. In an effort to bring transparency to these conclusions, our office has produced and made publicly available two explanatory memos detailing the circumstances of these complaints and the legal framework within which our office has the authority to review such cases. I encourage members of the public to review the memos published with this statement. "

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces guilty verdicts in 2017 murders and arson
    September 2, 2021

    Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us DA Mike Schmidt announces guilty...

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces career defense attorney Ernie Warren as head of Justice Integrity Unit
    September 1, 2021

    September 1 2021 Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us DA Mike...

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announced 7-year sentence for traffic incident killing an 11-year-old boy
    August 30, 2021

    August 30 2021 Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us DA Mike...

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  • DA Schmidt’s prepared remarks, Choose Love: A Community Gathering to Denounce Hate and Violence in Portland
    August 20, 2021

    "We are here today because we understand that there’s going to be an event this Sunday that may lead to hate and violence. I continue to condemn these things. They have no legitimate purpose. The right— the duty even— to peacefully protest and say what you believe in is undermined by these acts."

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces conviction of Carl Gregory Beiser, 54, for sexually abusing two children 
    August 20, 2021

    Mr. Beiser has twice before been convicted of sexually abusing other children.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt charges defendant involved in fatal shooting of a 21-year-old in Gresham
    August 17, 2021

    The Multnomah District Attorney’s Office has charged the defendant with one count of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon and is scheduled for arraignment for those charges earlier this afternoon.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 13.5-year sentence for man who breaks into home and sexually assaults child and her mother
    August 13, 2021

    August 13 2021 Contact: Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us DA...

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  • Joey Gibson wages “unfounded” complaint against DA Mike Schmidt
    August 6, 2021

    Last Friday, Chief Counsel to the Oregon Department of Justice Michael Slauson wrote a letter to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office (MCDA) outlining his findings in a complaint wagered against DA Mike Schmidt among others in the District Attorney’s office. The complainants were Joseph Owan and Russell Earl Schultz.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt celebrates one-year in office, prioritizing gun violence and reforms
    August 5, 2021

    One year later, DA Schmidt continues to focus resources on the crimes with the deepest negative impacts on our community while upholding the will of the 77% of voters who elected him by enacting bold criminal justice reforms in “real-time” through a global pandemic and a historic call for racial justice.

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  • Cyan Waters Bass, convicted of arson and assault during downtown protest, receives 48-month prison sentence
    July 19, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Cyan Bass received a 48-month prison sentence after being convicted of one count of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, one count of Arson in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, one count of Unlawful Possession of an Explosive Device and one count of riot. Bass pleaded guilty to all charges prior to conviction and sentencing.

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