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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 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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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt announces 26 gun violence-related cases filed in the first 18 days of February
    February 18, 2021

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

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces the resolution of a civil unrest case that resulted in damage to the Multnomah County Justice Center
    February 11, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 21-year-old Hannah Lilly pleaded guilty for aiding and abetting another person who is accused of setting fire to the Multnomah County Justice Center during a riot in September.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces indictment filed against person accused of murdering Jean Gerich, injuring at least 7 others
    February 4, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of a 31-count indictment against 64-year-old Paul Rivas for his alleged role in the vehicular homicide of 77-year-old Jean Gerich and the vehicular assault and attempted murder of at least seven other people.

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  • Community update on double murder suspect after cases dismissed
    February 2, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt provided the community an update regarding the criminal cases involving 26-year-old Demetruis Ray Brown -- the suspect in two separate murders, an attempted murder, and one in-custody assault.

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  • Person charged after allegedly throwing a rock at police during demonstration
    February 1, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 20-year-old Karl Anders Paul Nilsson is charged with riot and other charges after allegedly throwing a rock at a Portland Police officer near the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building.

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  • Criminal charges filed in vehicular crash that killed 1, injured at least six others
    January 27, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 64-year-old Paul Rivas is charged with murder in the second degree and other related charges for his alleged role in the vehicular homicide of 77-year-old Jean Gerich and the vehicular assault of at least six other people.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt participates in University of Oregon law panel
    January 26, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt joined a distinguished group of speakers to explore the possibilities for criminal justice reform.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt provides community update on two separate bias crime cases
    January 25, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt provided the community with an update on two bias crime cases filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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  • Suspect accused of attempting to murder a police officer indicted
    January 22, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 24-year-old David Dahlen III – who is accused of attempting to murder a police officer – has been indicted in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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  • DA provides community update on January 20, 2021 demonstrations
    January 21, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt initiated criminal charges in four of the 14 cases submitted for prosecution review following the January 20, 2021 demonstrations. Law enforcement is expected to submit additional police reports and investigative follow-up on the 10 other cases.

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  • Riot suspect indicted after police complete investigative follow-up
    January 20, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the reinstatement of a criminal case against 29-year-old Malia Lynne Trammell.

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  • Parents accused of starvation and malnourishment
    January 19, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the arrests of 33-year-old Mena Kamel and 28-year-old Marina Zaki who are accused of knowingly causing serious injury to two children by starvation and malnourishment.

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  • DA Schmidt Participates in Dr. MLK Jr. Shabbat Service
    January 16, 2021

    On January 15, 2021, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt attended the annual MLK Shabbat service at Congregation Beth Israel and was among several political, religious and civic leaders recognized by Rabbi Michael Cahana.

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  • Grand Jury Returns a Not True Bill in Murder Investigation
    January 15, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a not true bill in the murder investigation involving 23-year-old Dario Papa-Vincente.

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  • Statement from District Attorney Mike Schmidt on Potential Violence
    January 15, 2021

    District Attorney Mike Schmidt released a statement about potential violence leading up to the presidential inauguration.

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  • Human Sex Trafficking Investigation Results in Indictment
    January 13, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the arrest of 63-year-old John Ivezic as part of an ongoing human sex trafficking investigation.

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  • David Arnold Cohron Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence for Child Sex Crimes
    January 11, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 59-year-old David Arnold Cohron received an 11 year prison sentence after being convicted of child sex crimes.

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  • DA’s Office to Continue Limited Operations After Sprinkler Head Ruptures at Courthouse
    January 10, 2021

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office continues to work with numerous stakeholders after a sprinkler head ruptured at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

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  • Reward Still Offered to Solve the 2018 Murder of Cody Oller
    January 8, 2021

    Today, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau are asking the public for information to help solve the murder of Cody Oller.

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