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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

  • Statement from District Attorney Mike Schmidt on deadly police shooting, riot in downtown Portland
    April 17, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement regarding the April 16, 2021 police involved shooting that resulted in a fatality and the criminal riot that occurred Friday night in downtown Portland.

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  • Multnomah County declares April 2021 as Child Abuse Prevention Month
    April 15, 2021

    Today, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and CARES Northwest appeared before the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to celebrate the proclamation of April 2021 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces attempted murder suspect charged
    April 15, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Abukar Sharif Sheikh is charged with attempted murder, attempted assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon following a shooting that occurred in April 2020.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files charges associated with violent direct-action event
    April 14, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Alma Raven-Guido is charged with arson in the second degree, criminal mischief in the first degree and felony riot for allegedly causing at least $25,000 in damages to a building in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of Portland.

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  • Area law enforcement agencies announce gun violence collaboration
    April 13, 2021

    Today, April 13, 2021, in response to a persistent and concerning rise in local gun violence, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug join area law enforcement partners to announce a new initiative to coordinate and focus local and federal law enforcement resources on investigating and prosecuting gun crimes in Multnomah County.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files murder charge following weekend homicide in downtown
    April 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Anthony Maurice Millner Jr. is being charged with one count of murder in the second degree for allegedly causing the death of Edward Thomas Grant.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on historic legislative package of policing bills
    April 6, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee of the Oregon Legislature voted out of committee a historic package of policing bills that take a tremendous step in reimagining policing in Oregon. 

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  • Malik Muhammed charged with attempted murder of police officers during riots
    April 5, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the grand jury has indicted Malik Muhammed, of Indiana, on allegations that Muhammed attempted to murder two police officers during separate riots in Portland by using explosive devices.

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  • Bias crime case ends with restorative justice agreement
    April 2, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Daniel Hutchens pleaded guilty to committing a bias crime against an Asian American and that as part of the sentencing, Hutchens agreed to participate in restorative justice with the Oregon Chinese Coalition.

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  • Catalytic converter thief receives 366-day prison sentence  
    March 31, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Dereck Conant received a 366-day prison sentence for stealing a catalytic converter.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces support of HB 3265
    March 25, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt proudly announced his support for House Bill 3265, which removes barriers to justice and maintains Oregon’s courts as welcoming and available for all. 

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  • DA Mike Schmidt testifies in support of Senate Bill 401
    March 23, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified in support of Oregon Senate Bill 401, which would convert mandatory minimum sentences for specified felonies other than murder to presumptive sentences.

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  • Suspect identified in alleged intentional vehicular homicide
    March 22, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt filed criminal charges against 29-year-old Roy Bennett Jr. for the alleged murder a 57-year-old individual.

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  • Suspect in Gresham homicide charged with murder, abuse of a corpse
    March 22, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 43-year-old Lewis Phillips is charged with the alleged murder of 58-year-old Mark Whitaker.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces charges in grocery store homicide investigation
    March 19, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of criminal charges against 38-year-old Blake Daniels who is accused of murdering 60-year-old Jay Underwood.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt, Portland Police seek information on sex crimes investigation
    March 18, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the arrest of 34-year-old John Damron III as part of a complex and ongoing criminal investigation being handled by the Portland Police Bureau’s Enhanced Community Safety Team.

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  • Grand jury indicts 2018 homicide suspect
    March 18, 2021

    March 18, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District...

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on attacks against Asian Americans
    March 17, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement after eight people, including six Asian women, were shot and killed at three spas in the Atlanta-area on Tuesday.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt testifies in support of SB 803 to reduce catalytic converter thefts
    March 16, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified in support of Oregon Senate Bill 803 which aims to stop the skyrocketing theft of catalytic converters.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on March 12, 2021 events in the Pearl District
    March 15, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement regarding events that occurred in the Pearl District during the evening hours of Friday March 12, 2021

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files attempted murder charge; police recover 5 AR-15 rifles
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 32-year-old Cole Miller is charged with the attempted murder and assault of a person that happened last month in the Hazelwood neighborhood. As part of this investigation, law enforcement recovered multiple firearms, including five AR-15 rifles and a ghost gun.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt charges person accused of destroying property during protest
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 22-year-old Darby Howard is charged with destroying property inside the Wells Fargo Center during a protest in which individuals associated with the group accessed the bank’s lobby.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on potential criminal activity
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt reiterated the following statement about potential criminal activity being planned in parts of Portland including downtown and the Pearl District.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces recent indictments in riot cases
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the recent filing of two indictments connected to prior riots that occurred in the City of Portland.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 216-month prison sentence in 2019 homicide
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 19-year-old Jacob Cadle received a 216-month prison sentence for causing the death of 23-year-old Joshua Cermack.

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  • Christopher Lovrien charged with two homicides, other murder victims suspected
    March 10, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the grand jury indicted 53-year-old Christopher Lovrien with the homicides of Mark Dribin and Kenneth Griffin.

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  • Sherwood High School teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy
    March 10, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 60-year-old Brian Trostel must register as a sex offender and surrender his teacher’s license after being convicted of sex crimes involving a child.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 35-count indictment linked to human sex trafficking
    March 10, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the grand jury returned a 35-count indictment linked to human sex trafficking against 32-year-old Johnel Johnson.

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  • Multnomah County DA files charges in ‘pipe bomb’ investigation
    March 9, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 24-year-old Jake Swingle is charged with numerous felonies for allegedly placing a pipe bomb in the rear of an occupied recreational vehicle (RV).

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  • Multnomah County DA’s Office seeks assistance identifying possible victim or witness
    March 9, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is asking the public for immediate assistance in identifying a possible victim or witness.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt assigns deputy district attorney to arson investigation
    March 8, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt assigned a senior deputy district attorney to work directly with the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire Bureau following Saturday’s arson and property destruction at the Portland Public Schools’ administration building.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on potential criminal activity being planned for Saturday
    March 5, 2021

    DA Mike Schmidt said: "Acts of violence against people and damage to property is unlawful and unacceptable. I have adamantly and repeatedly said that property damage and violent behavior will not be tolerated. Recent riotous activity and wanton destruction of private property that targets businesses struggling to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic does not appear connected to the calls for social justice and system reform, which I strongly support. Instead, these destructive acts only serve to harm our community. My office will continue to prosecute acts of violence and property destruction.”

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  • DA Mike Schmidt releases gun violence prosecution data for February 2021
    March 4, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that during the month of February his office initiated 36 separate gun violence-related criminal prosecutions.   

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  • DA Mike Schmidt submits testimony in support of SB 704
    March 4, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt submitted testimony in support of Oregon Senate Bill 704.

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  • District Attorneys Schmidt, Hummel and Ellis provide joint testimony on HB 2002
    February 25, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, Deschutes County District Attorney and Wasco County District Attorney Matt Ellis submitted joint testimony on House Bill 2002, which would convert mandatory minimum sentences for specific felonies other than murder to presumptive sentences.

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt testifies in support of SB 571
    February 24, 2021

    On February 24, 2021, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified before the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Oregon Senate Bill 571 which would restore voting rights to those who are incarcerated. 

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt announces indictment in 2016 stranger-on-stranger kidnapping, sexual assault
    February 23, 2021

      February 23, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County...

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt announces bias crime results in 18-month prison sentence
    February 21, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 51-year-old Thomas DeLong received an 18-month prison sentence for committing a bias crime.

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt announces 48-month prison sentence following random, unprovoked assault
    February 20, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 24-year-old Lavon Marquise Edlin received a 48-month prison sentence for randomly attacking a person in the Buckman Neighborhood.

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